World Trade Center Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers
First Risk Assessment Boot Camp Co-sponsored by EOHSI -January 10 & 11, 2019
On Jan 10-11, 2019, the first annual Boot Camp for Risk Assessment was held in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University. Over the two days, the lecture topics included risk analysis, systematic review, data quality, weight of evidence, hazard identification, susceptible populations, exposure pathways, point-of-departure, reference values, and more. Case studies and hands-on exercises provided real world scenarios for application of course content. Participants of the Boot Camp included graduate students, postdocs, current scientists, and consultants spanning 15 different companies. Tours of core facilities within the institute were available to attendees.
NJTV News Interview with Emily Barrett, Ph.D.: Asbestos in Baby Talc Powder Linked to a Variety of Cancers
“Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services have named asbestos as a carcinogen, so that’s a chemical that causes cancer in the body. So it’s been linked to a variety of different types of cancers — mesothelioma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and other gynecological cancers are kind of the leading ones that have been implicated,” said Emily Barrett, an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.
(Source: NJTV News – 1/2/2019)