On July 2, 2019 the Scientific Committee of the Hunters Point Biomonitoring Program launched the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for oversight, design and control of a community led effort to institute a screening, referral and investigational project for residents living adjacent to the Superfund site at the Hunters Point Shipyard.
The Meet & Greet occurred on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019 at Radio Africa & Kitchen. An inspirational gathering of community leaders, environmental health and justice advocates, medical scientists, technical experts and shipyard workers came together to express a united voice in supporting the need for the nations first biomonitoring program implemented to screen residents and workers on and adjacent to a federal Superfund site.
Biomonitoring measures pollution in people and the new science of biomonitoring offers insight into the “body burden” of toxic chemicals you may have hiding in your body if you have been exposed to chemical toxins where you live, work or play!
Toxic chemical exposures affect energy levels, cognitive and reproductive function and overall life expectancy. Exposure to toxins like lead, mercury, arsenic and radionuclides known to be present at the Hunters Point Shipyard and polluting industries concentrated in heavily…