Research on lead poisoning, hair styling and artists oil paints will be featured at Towson University gathering of worlds largest scientific society

ion enforcing stronger regulations on laboratories to report lead detection results in children. (Presenter Barbara L. Conrad, Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore, MD)

  • Role of regulations in reducing childhood lead poisoning - Defective lead paint continues to present a challenge to state and federal government, property owners and parents trying to protect children from exposure to this serious hazard. This presentation will cover the Maryland primary prevention law aimed at reducing risk in rental housing and how it has resulted in reduction in lead poisoning cases. (Presenter Susan Guyaux, Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore, MD)

  • Current and future measurements of lead in blood and urine - Researcher will discuss lead detection techniques currently used as well as recent advances in technologies to better measure levels of lead in blood and urine. (Presenter Patrick J. Parsons, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY)

  • Long term natural aging of artists oil paints - Exhibition, storage and treatment of oil paintings depends on their chemical and physical condition. Researchers will discuss how changes in oil paintings occur over time as well as newly developed techniques to preserve oil paintings and help manufacturers develop better oil paints. (Presenter Charles S. Tumosa, Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, Suitland, MD)

    June 1, 2001
    9 a.m. 12 p.m.

    • Consumer fireworks safety - This presentation will compare professional display fireworks with those produced for consumer use. Simple methods for protecting yourself when handling consumer fireworks will be highlighted, including placing roman candles into buckets filled with dry sand rather than holding them in your hand. (Presenter Joseph A. Domanico, chief of pyrotechnics team, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, MD)


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    American Chemical Society

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