Nov 262013

The fall 2013 regional ISES Tri-State (NJ, NY, PA) Chapter meeting was held from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Wednesday November 13, 2013 at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) of Rutgers University. The meeting was jointly held with the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Mid-Atlantic States Section. Two seminars were presented focusing on the topic of “Environmental Health Effects of Hurricane Sandy.” Lunch was served during the event. The first presenter was Raymond Cantor, Chief Advisor to the NJDEP Commissioner and overseer of the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Economic Analysis. His presentation sparked discussion over our vulnerability to future storms and ways in which NJ can better prepare the environmental and energy infrastructure. The second presenter was Brian Buckley, Administrative Director of Laboratories at Rutgers EOHSI and resident of the Jersey Shore. His presentation included his own photographs depicting post storm damage in his neighborhood and ongoing work to study post storm bioaerosol exposures. The meeting was a successful collaboration between the ISES Tri-State Chapter and A&WMA Mid-Atlantic States section through which the attendees could learn about and discuss a topic of mutual concern and interest.