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Teleconference/Webcast

Representation at Different Geographical Scales

Friday, December 9, 2016

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

Black carbon is the sooty material emitted from combustion processes, and it can affect human health and the climate. Its role in the atmosphere is broad and complex. In 2010, EPA awarded ten grants through the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program to universities and organizations to address Black Carbon’s Role in Global to Local Scale Climate and Air Quality. Grantees focused on various black carbon research issues, such as better accounting for emissions and uncertainty, tracking how black carbon “ages” or reacts in the atmosphere, and better representing its ability to impact cloud droplet formation. Highlights from the research findings will be summarized in this four-part webinar series.

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Price: free

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Teleconference/Webcast

Climate Change and Health: Scaling-up Solution-oriented Efforts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Envionrment

Experts from around the world have launched the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. Join us on to learn more about these solution-oriented efforts. First Nick Watts, MD, will present on the Lancet Commission and how it addresses questions such as how lessons from one situation can be usefully translated to another situation, how case studies can be used to engage policymakers, and how case studies can be used in bottom-up approaches to scale-up changes from the local to national and national to global level. Then Rita Cerutti will present on the BreatheLife2030 initiative—the aims, collaborators and scope of the work. Finally, Vijoleta Gordeljevic from the Health and Environment Alliance will provide additional commentary on the impacts of climate change on human health.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Reflections and Recommendations from the Alaska Children's Environmental Health Summit

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join ACAT Executive Director Pam Miller to hear the recommendations and actions of the work groups and to find out how you can help protect the health of children "at the top of the world." Elise Miller, director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, will also share her reflections from the summit and recommendations for moving forward.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Acetaminophen and Phthalates: Anti-androgenic Action and Altered Development

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join us as Dr. Shanna Swan describes her recent work, together with Carl Gustaf Bornehag, PI of the large Swedish cohort (SELMA), on first trimester exposure to APAP and phthalates in relation to language development at 30 months of age in two pregnancy cohorts.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Memory Loss and the Public Health Burden: Results from the 2015 BRFSS

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Alzheimer's Association

A recent analysis of the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) indicates that over 50 percent of midlife and older adults with increasing memory problems report negative effects on their ability to perform everyday tasks or do work or social activities. To learn more, join usfor an in-depth discussion on How Increasing Memory Problems Impact Daily Life -- Recent CDC Findings from the 2015 BRFSS Cognitive Module. The webinar will feature the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new analysis of data from 35 states and territories (the largest group ever to use the Cognitive Module in a single year) and discuss the implications of the findings from the public health perspective.

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Price: free

Contact: 800-272-3900

Meeting

US EPA: TSCA Stakeholder Meeting - New Chemicals Program

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

9:00am–3:00pm Eastern time

Washington, DC — Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is holding a meeting to obtain input into the agency’s implementation of new requirements for the New Chemicals Review Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA). EPA will describe its review process for new chemicals under the amended statute, as well as discuss issues, challenges and opportunities that the agency has identified in the first few months of implementation. Interested parties will have the opportunity to provide input on their experiences with the New Chemicals Review Program, including submittal of pre-manufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activities notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) under section 5 of the law.

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Price: free

Contact: Susanna Blair, 202-564-4371 Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Revisions to Green Seal's Cleaning Product Standards -- A Review of Our Proposal

Thursday, December 15, 2016

3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Green Seal

During this webinar, Green Seal's Science and Standards Team will review the proposed revisions to many of our cleaning product standards. The webinar will give interested individuals a chance to hear about our goals for this revision, the intent of the individual revisions, and to ask specific questions about the proposed revisions. 

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Teleconference/Webcast

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Drinking Water: Health Hazards and Community Responses to Water Contaminated with PFCs

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: the Collaborative on Health and the Environment

PFOA is a chemical that is part of a larger group of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that has been linked to health effects such as high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular and kidney cancers, pregnancy-induced hypertension and decreased birth weight. PFOA has been used to make household and commercial products that resist heat and chemical reactions, and repel oil, stains, grease and water such as nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and fabrics, water repellent clothing, paper and cardboard food packaging and fire-fighting foam. While consumer products and food are a large source of exposure to these chemicals for most people, drinking water can be an additional source of exposure in communities where these chemicals have contaminated water supplies. Join us as speakers discuss the topics of PFC’s exposure and health, laboratory measures and challenges to interpretation of contamination and exposure data, and steps that communities should take when drinking water contamination by PFCs is discovered. 

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Conference/Seminar

Environmental Health Symposium 2017 - The Elephant in the Waiting Room: "NeuroInflammation"

Thursday, March 2, 2017

San Diego, California

Learn more about the 126 environmental toxicants that have been found in virtually all US residents and how they are linked to acute and chronic disease. This conference is designed to provide strategies to reverse and prevent the conditions that are threatening the viability and vitality of this and future generations to come. Using current treatment strategies that are peer-reviewed and published in the current medical literature, this conference will provide a solution to an unsustainable future. Topics include dementia, Alzheimer’s, nutrition, and integrative health. Continuing Education credit is available.

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Contact: 855-347-4477

Conference/Seminar

The Society of Toxicology's 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Baltimore , Maryland — at the Baltimore Convention Center

Sponsor: the Society of Toxicology

ToxExpo unites 350+ toxicology-related companies and organizations with 6,800+ attendees over three days.

 

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Conference/Seminar

The National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Austin, Texas — at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St

Sponsor: The National Conference on Tobacco or Health

The purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States.

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Conference/Seminar

2017 Children's Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: New Challenges

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Arlington, Virginia — Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway

Sponsor: The Children's Environmental Health Network

The Children's Environmental Health Network's (CEHN) biennial research conference provides an opportunity for researchers in the children's environmental health field to share their findings and for those interested in moving those findings toward protective action. This conference will highlight cutting-edge research on some of the biggest emerging threats to children's environmental health: genome and molecular sciences, environmental epidemiology and toxicology, Topics of the conference include asthma, cancer, diabetes/obesity, climate change, epigenics and pesticides.

 

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Contact: Contact or 202-543-4033