Launching the Community Advisory Board of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program to…




The Bayview Hunters Point Community in Southeast San Francisco arose historically as an outgrowth of post World War II reseach & development and shipbuilding activities at the Hunters Point Shipyard — a federal Superfund site.

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.

Zhu Jin (l) UC Berkeley film maker and Michelle Pierce — Executive Director Bayview Advocates and Scientific Committee HP Biomonitoring Program
Marya Rupa, MD — UCSF Assistant Professor and leader HP Biomonitoring Program with SF Bayview Editor Mary Ratcliff (l), Shipyard homeowner, business leader and CCSF commissioner Linda Parker Pennington, Anne Marie Charlesworth — Director UCSF Environmental Health Initiative, Karen Pierce — Bayview Resident, Environmental Health Expert, SFDPH
Derek Toliver (l) Bayview homeowner, former shipyard worker and medical technology expert talks with high school friend and former Bayview resident Mark Alexander, Ph.d — retired UCSF epidemiologist and member HP Biomonitoring Scientific Committee
“Like an angel”…is how Jennifer Campbell was described by observers as she expressed her heartfelt concern for the life threatening ordeal HP Biomonitoring patient Terry Beasley experienced after being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2018. Beasley is a Bayview homeowner and non smoker who works in a polluted recycling plant on Pier 96 adjacent to the Hunters Point Shipyard.
Trucking along on the “Toxic Tour” of the federally designated Superfund site at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

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…



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