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Phil Goodrum to Speak on Emerging Contaminants at Oasis Lecture Series

Andrew NicholsonContaminants of emerging concern, also known as “emerging contaminants,” are chemicals that are not yet regulated or for which regulations are changing as information on environmental occurrence and potential health effects evolves.  Federal and state regulatory agencies are tracking and dealing with these contaminants in different ways. Integral Senior Consultant Phil Goodrum, Ph.D., DABT, will discuss the environmental regulatory process for emerging contaminants on February 20, 2017, at the Oasis Lecture Hall in East Syracuse, New York, as he presents “Emerging Contaminants—Crossroads of Scientific Uncertainty.” He will also present highlights from Integral’s state-by-state survey on emerging contaminants.

Dr. Goodrum’s presentation is part of the Environmental Currents lecture series (Class #201), a selection of 2-hour classes featuring presenters from an array of environmental professions.  This 5-week series is being offered for the first time in 2017.  Environmental Currents will also include presentations on the following topics:  power plant carbon standards, an update on the Onondaga Lake cleanup, history and current issues surrounding the Love Canal site, and challenges of regional water supply.

A senior consultant with more than 25 years of experience in quantitative risk assessment and environmental modeling, Dr. Goodrum specializes in human health and ecological risk assessment, sediment remediation, groundwater compliance monitoring, and natural resource damage assessment.  He also has extensive experience with emerging contaminants and yet-to-be regulated chemicals such as perfluoroalkyl substances.

Oasis is nonprofit organization that encourages education and healthy aging through its programs in more than 50 cities.  Its mission is to promote lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer opportunities.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Goodrum’s lecture and other class offerings, as well as additional ways to get involved with Oasis.

For more information on emerging contaminants, contact Dr. Goodrum at

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