Feb
8

Opportunities and Challenges in Using Advanced 21st Century Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment Methods in a Modernized TSCA

Created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Jan 28, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016 at Washington, DC

Starts at 3:30 PM · Ends at 6:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
  • Shelah Morita

The American Chemical Society and American Chemistry Council invite you to a science briefing and reception:

Opportunities and Challenges in Using Advanced 21st Century Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment Methods in a Modernized TSCA

 

February 8, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 385 Russell Senate Office Building

 

Congress is on the verge of modernizing the now 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act. While the provisions of the new legislation are yet to be finalized, there’s no doubt that the new 21st century technologies and approaches for determining toxicity, bioactivity and exposure will be needed to fulfill the requirements for priority setting and safety determinations.  While considerable progress has been made in developing the 21st century approaches and demonstrating their potential utility, additional focus will be needed to enable regulatory use in a modernized TSCA. In this colloquium, presenters will outline opportunities for utilizing these methods in a new TSCA and discuss opportunities for enhancing the confidence in use of these methods.

 

Note: This is as an educational/informational program. The intent is to provide neutral and credible scientific information targeted to members of the Congress and their staffs, helping them to gain a greater knowledge of the new scientific approaches that can be applied to evaluate the safety of chemicals.

 

Remarks by:

  • Tom Connelly, American Chemical Society
  • Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council

 

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Jack Fowle, ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement
  • Rick Becker, American Chemistry Council
  • Rusty Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Barbara Wetmore, ScitoVation
  • Tina Bahadori, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kate Willett, Humane Society
  • Grace Patlewicz, Environmental Protection Agency

 

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Washington, DC