The International Dose-Response Society has opened registration and announced a call for posters for its 16th annual conference, which will be held this year on April 18-19, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, with the theme “Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine: Mechanisms and Translational Research.”
The article examines health concerns related to new fast-food packaging materials.
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.
She and her team found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.
His study is one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on embryo quality, which can affect a couple's success in conceiving.
She discusses which cookware materials are safe. Vandenberg says many types of non-stick cookware contain a chemical component PFOA, something that can take centuries to break down and can cause cancer.
Peltier says the market for these DIY air pollution sensors is growing but it’s not always clear what they are measuring or if they are being properly used.
The team received a $375,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate links to health effects in offspring born from mice exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
The group cited her “outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors.”
The event will be held November 18, 2016 in the UMass Campus Center.