Join the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an informational webinar on the Collection of Concordant Multimedia Measurements to Evaluate PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Human Exposure Pathways Request for Applications (RFA). The webinar covers application information and provides an overview of research information that is provided in the RFA.
* Share general information and information on research areas for the Collection of Concordant Multimedia Measurements to Evaluate PFAS Human Exposure Pathways RFA (EPA Project Officer)
* Learn about the administrative, submission, eligibility and peer review processes (EPA Eligibility, Submission, and Peer Review Officers)
Read the RFA here: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/collection-concordant-multimedia-mea...
PFAS are a large group of several thousand industrial chemicals that are used in many consumer products and industrial and manufacturing applications. The pervasive nature of PFAS-containing products, their resistance to metabolic and environmental degradation, their mobility, and their potential for bioaccumulation and toxicity present serious environmental health challenges. Measurement data on the nature and level of PFAS in the residential environment and diet is required to understand and mitigate important pathways for human exposure.
With this RFA, EPA seeks to advance common exposure measurement protocols that can be implemented across PFAS cohort studies to generate important exposure data for priority pathways. The Agency is soliciting research that proposes and evaluates innovative protocols for measuring human exposure to PFAS chemicals in cohorts where biomonitoring is being conducted. Responsive proposals should include a collection of environmental and personal exposure measures and analysis for a common set of PFAS chemicals (e.g., those measured in NHANES) as well as Total Organic Fluorine (TOF). In addition, the data developed should enable or improve interpretation of PFAS biomonitoring data and inform understanding of the important sources and pathways related to personal exposures to PFAS chemicals.
Learn about this new research grant opportunity and how to apply. EPA program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.