Jan 292019

Join researchers, industry leaders, and public regulators as they review the latest scientific findings on microplastic pollution and discuss potential plastic waste management strategies, alternative materials, regulatory issues, critical next steps and the collaborations needed to address this global emerging pollutant.

 January 29, 2019
Jan 252019

World Trade Center Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response.
 January 25, 2019
Jan 172019

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.

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 January 17, 2019
Jan 042019

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)

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 January 4, 2019