Meeting

Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society:Workshop


When: November 7, 2013 - November 8, 2013 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topic Environmental Health
Activity: Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

On November 7th and 8th, the IOM’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine held a workshop to discuss approaches related to identifying and reducing potential environmental public health risks to new and existing industrial chemicals present in society. Industrial chemicals include chemicals used in industrial processes or commercial products, not including those found in food, pesticides, or pharmaceuticals. Through presentations and discussions, the workshop examined successes and areas for improvement within current regulatory programs for assessing industrial chemical safety, frameworks for chemical prioritization to inform targeted testing and risk management strategies, concepts of sustainability and green chemistry that support the design and use of safer alternatives, and efforts to reduce the risk of chemicals in our society.

"Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society" is part of a series of workshops focused on current and emerging environmental issues and their impacts on human health. These workshops are sponsored by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. The Roundtable was established in 1998 to provide a mechanism for parties from academic programs, consumer interest groups, government agencies, and industry to convene and discuss sensitive and difficult environmental public health issues. The purpose is to share perspectives and foster rigorous dialogue, but not to provide recommendations.

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