News & Events
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PRHE in the News

"Risk Limits Under New Toxics Law 
May Continue Past Practice"
from The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
December 8, 2016

"A Host of Common Chemicals Endanger 
Child Brain Development"
from Science Daily 
July 1, 2016 

"Profiting From the Myths About Black Women’s 
Bodies" 
from TIME 
April 6, 2016 

"Insidious, invisible impacts on baby health"
from Environmental Health News
February 10, 2016

"Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday 
Products"  
from The New York Times 
November 28, 2015 

“In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women”
 from Well Blogs: New York Times 
August 28, 2014

 

"Your Call: The New Toxic Chemical Safety 
Law and Public Health"
from KALW Radio
August 1, 2016

 "Scientific Controversy? Systematic Review 
Can Help" 
from Environmental International 
June 2, 2016 

"Preterm Births Linked to Air Pollution Cost 
Billions in the U.S."
from TIME
March 29, 2016

"Are You a Toxic Waste Disposal Site?"
from The New York Times
February 13, 2016

"Toxic Chemicals Taint The 'Best Possible' 
Food For Babies"
from The Huffington Post
August 20, 2015 
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Events at PRHE

Upcoming Events

  • Step 4 Meeting: "Towards a More Complete Assessment of the Benefits of Regulating Toxic Chemicals" on August 25-26th in New York City, NY.
  • Juleen Lam presents at ISEE (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology) Conference in Rome, Italy on September 1 – 4th, 2016.

Past Events

  • On May 9th, 2016, David Gee, Past Senior Advisor on Science, Policy, and Emerging Issues for the European Environment Agency, presented “Late Lessons from Early Warnings”, based on a series of publications addressing the health costs of action and inaction on threats to environmental health. “Late Lessons from Early Warnings”, published by the European Environment Agency, grapples with the health costs of such decision-making head on using historical hazards, such as the Minamata mercury poisoning and leaded gas, as well as emerging issues, such as radiation from mobile phones and neonicotinoid pesticides. The lecture resonates with contemporary decision-making, i.e., lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, and toxic chemicals in consumer products and our food supply, and offers a pathway forward for taking action on what we know now to prevent harm to human health now and for future generations.  “Late Lessons from Early Warnings” can be viewed on UCTV here.
  • Juleen Lam presented her talk "From Mouse to Man: What the Mouse Maze Means for Your Patients" at the Women's Health, the Environment, and Physician Activism lecture series on March 16th, 2016 at the CSF
  • Juleen Lam and Tracey Woodruff presented at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Advancing Systematic Review for Chemical Risk Assessment workshop in Arlington, VA. Their presentation on December 16th, 2015 was entitiled "Lessons from the Navigation Guide experience: Developing and evaluating risk of bias tools for exposure metrics in epidemiology studies". 
  • Juleen Lam appeared as a guest lecturer at College Station, Texas to give her talk "VIBS 689: Principles of human health risk assessment of chemicals" on October 14th, 2015. This lecture focused on the use of different types of data and analysis approaches to conduct both qualitative and quantitative assessments of human health hazard in addition to a general overview of how risk assessment informs risk management decisions.
  • Tracey Woodruff, PRHE Director, presented on a webinar sponsored by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) entitled, "A Walk Through the National Academies Review of US EPA's IRIS Process: Implications for Hazard Assessment" (Septemeber, 2014). Her talk was titled, "Pathways to the Implementation of the NRC Recommendations. Slides for the talk can be found here. You can watch a recording of the webinar on the SOT website here.
  • PRHE held the Visionary Leadership Awards Reception at the Endocrine Society Meeting. Teresa Woodruff, President-elect of The Endocrine Society, Linda Giudice, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Jeanne Conry, President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists we all honored with the award (June 2013).