Protecting tribal environmental health: Challenges and opportunities for risk assessments

Webinar //


Jun 29 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


In this webinar hosted by the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, in partnership with the National Tribal Toxics Council and APHA, and with support from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, presenters:

  • Provided an overview of how the amended Toxic Substances Control Act presents opportunities for the protection of subpopulations, including tribal communities.
  • Discussed tribal exposures to chemicals through the practice of traditional lifeways and increased risk of health disparities from chemical contaminants.
  • Highlighted a framework for addressing tribal health concerns through risk assessments that consider tribal lifeways and traditional practices.



Lynn Zender
Executive Director, Zender Environmental Health and Research Group

Dianne Barton
Water Quality Coordinator, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Susan Hanson
Contractor to the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank

Laurie Suter
Mineral Resources Administrator, Department of Natural Resources, Tohono O’odham Nation

Questions? Contact Kate Robb.

This project is supported by cooperative agreement U38OT000294 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or APHA.