ACLCA Member Presentation

Ruth Jarman will be talking about pica behaviours. Pica is defined as repeatedly ingesting non-food substances, such as soil. This presentation explores the issues associated with soil pica behaviour at contaminated sites, with a focus of PAHs, and lead from lead paint. This includes guidance on when and how soil pica behaviour should be considered in a HHRA, refinement of HHRAs using PAH bioaccessibility analysis and other considerations for risk management. Ruth has 15 years’ experience in providing practical and high level technical advice to assist clients and environmental and health experts (including Environmental Auditors) in the contaminated land industry. She is the proud mother of a now not so small baby called Toby, who was born on International Star Wars Day and almost mistakenly called Luke.

Katie Richardson will discuss whether scenarios unlikely but possible scenarios require consideration in vapour intrusion modelling. There is the potential for volatile contaminants (including chlorinated hydrocarbons) to pose risks via pathways of vapour intrusion into buildings. Risk assessment most critically looks at actual current exposures in existing properties.  But to what extent do we need to consider how redevelopment of an area might change the risk profile?  Do we need to consider very unlikely scenarios (e.g. people living in deep basements), and what are the implications? Katie is Senversa’s National Risk Assessment Practice Lead, and has 15 years’ experience, primarily in human health and ecological risk assessment.  Katie regularly provides expert support to a number EPA Victoria and other state appointed environmental auditors in the fields of ecological and human health risk assessment.  When she’s not busy risk assessing, she is a keen singer with a number of choirs around Melbourne.

Event Details: 

DATE: Tuesday 12 November 2019

TIME: 5.30pm to 7pm (doors close at 6pm)

VENUE: JACOBS (Level 16, 452 Flinders St Melb 3000)

This session is open to ACLCA members only. Please register via the ACLCA website.

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