News Briefing at 12:30 p.m., Wed, Aug 26, Sheraton, Beacon A
The national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will be held in Boston, August 23 - 27. The following papers are among the 6,700 presentations that will be made.
BOSTON, Mass.--August 26--Scientists from government agencies, academe and industry will present the latest research on environmental endocrine disruptors and their impact on human health and the environment. Two dozen research reports will be presented during this special two-day symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.
Federal Strategy Unveiled For Endocrine Disruptor Screening And Testing
In 1996, amendments to the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a consensus strategy for screening pesticides for estrogenic effects on human health, and for screening other hormonal effects and substances detected in drinking water. EPA will provide a review of its just-completed consensus plan, which sets priorities for testing, includes specific screens and tests, and provides for public information. The plan is expected to be proposed for public comment next month.
Paper ENVR 104 will be presented by Senior Technical Advisor, G. Timm (replacing L. Goldman) at 11:15 a.m., Wed., August 26, in the Convention Center Room 207, 2nd Level.
Pesticides And Pcbs In Sierra Nevada Ecosystems: Potential Links To Amphibian Decline
The decline of amphibians have many researchers searching for the cause of this
population decrease. In the past eight years, the Center for Environmental
Sciences and Engineering at Reno, NV, has tested samples of air, rain, pine
needles, snowmelt and surface water in the central and southern Sierra Nevada
Mountain Range. The samples contained residues of PCBs and several
Contact: Nancy Blount
American Chemical Society