Detecting the true, potential, and perceived impacts to human health following an oil spill

Part I—Impacts of oil spills on air quality – June 8

Missed the talks live? Watch them below. Interested in reading answers to audience questions not covered during the live broadcast? Read them here.

Melissa Partyka, Webinar overview

Kaitlyn Lawrence, PhD. Lung function in responders following the Deepwater Horizon disaster

Brian Gullett, PhD.  Sampling air emissions from in situ oil burns using unmanned aircraft systems

Karen Stone. Techniques and technologies to increase burn efficiencies

Impacts of oil spills on air quality question and answer session

Part II—Impacts of oil spills on water qualityJuly 30, 2020

Missy Partyka, Webinar overview, Impacts of oil spills on water quality 

Grady Springer, Office of Emergency Response, Coordinator, Montgomery Field Office, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Response for impacts to state waters

Barbara Bekins, PhD. Research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area, Menlo Park, CA, Impact of a terrestrial oil spill on groundwater quality over the last 41 years

Helena Solo-Gabriele, PhD. Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Impacts of oil spills on water quality, sand quality, and human health risks

Water quality question/answer panel discussion

Part III—Impacts of dispersants on human health – August 27, 2020, 11-12:30 CDT/12:00-1:30 EDT

Tom Coolbaugh, PhD., The value of dispersant use for offshore oil spill response

Richard Judson, PhD.,  Analysis of eight oil spill dispersants for cell toxicity and estrogenic activity

Melissa Finucane, PhD., Building community resilience

Dispersant impacts question/answer panel discussion

Questions? Please contact Missy Partyka with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium at m.partyka@auburn.edu or 251.348.5436.

Featured photo: A ship floats in a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. (Kris Krug)