Tuesday, February 15, 2011

EPA Holds Conference on the "Next Generation" of Chemical Risk Assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding "a two-day conference to discuss the Next Generation (NexGen) of Risk Assessment."  The conference starts today and runs through 1 pm ET tomorrow in Washington DC.  According to the EPA announcement:
"NexGen is a program that aims to create an inexpensive, faster system for chemical risk assessment by incorporating new knowledge about molecular biology. EPA scientists are using molecular biology, the study of how cells function, to help them interpret the risk to Americans’ health from exposure to chemicals in our air, water and soils. Through NexGen, EPA is collaborating with federal and state agencies to help people understand risks posed by chemicals in our environment so they can make more informed decisions about their health."
More information on the conference call be found here.

More information on NextGen can be found here

WHAT: Advancing the Next Generation of Risk Assessment: Public Dialogue Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites Convention Center; 900 10th Street N.W., Washington, D.C

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