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INSTITUTE, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) – Whether they were mentioned as parts per million or parts per billion, the screening levels for water testing have sparked concern and confusion among many residents during the West Virginia water crisis.

WVTAP, the independent group assessing water quality, wants to clear up some of those issues.

Eyewitness News will provide live stream coverage on our website at WCHSTV.com of a news conference the group will conduct from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Ferrell Hall Auditorium on the West Virginia State University campus in Institute.

As part of the WVTAP project, the expert panel will review and discuss the available toxicology data and the scientific support for the West Virginia screening level for water established at 10 parts per billion, according to a news release from the group.

Panelists also will discuss the initial starting value of 1 part per million established by the Centers for Disease Control and then consider if the additional safety factor applied by the state of West Virginia was protective of public health, based on available data.

The news release said the panel will identify data gaps and make recommendations for additional studies or analyses that could strengthen the screening level and reduce uncertainty.

Organizations interested in participating the event should contact Andrew Whelton at ajwhelton@southalabama.edu.





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