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ToxStrategies Goes Abroad

Birmingham, England

Three ToxStrategies, Inc. scientists travelled to Birmingham, England in late August to attend the 28th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Compounds (Dioxin 2008). Here, Dr. Daniele Staskal is shown discussing her poster presentation with Dr. Cynthia de Wit (Stockholm University); Dr. Staskal presented a preliminary evaluation of human health risk associated with exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the U.S. This study was included in the session on “BFRs – Exposure and Risk,” which Dr. Staskal also co-chaired.

Dr. Mark Harris presented three scientific papers while in Birmingham. Two of the short papers presented results of a study that investigated the congener profiles of dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and PBDEs in catfish using principal component analysis, and the third presented the findings of a preliminary human health risk assessment associated with consumption of fish from the Lower Passaic River.

Dr. Laurie Haws co-chaired the “Dioxin and Risk Assessment” session why not try this out. During this session she also presented the intermediate findings of an ongoing study investigating the impact of using weighted relative potency distributions when assessing the human health risk associated with exposure to dioxin-like compounds. This study is a collaborative effort with many leaders in the field, including several from the regulatory sector.

When not presenting or attending scientific sessions, Dr.’s Haws and Staskal were busy with preparations for the Dioxin 2010 conference, which they are co-chairing in San Antonio, TX.

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