17 May 2013
CR Fellow Philippe Grandjean authors "Only one chance" book on brain development and neurotoxic chemicalsBased on his studies of brain toxicity in children, Philippe Grandjean's book reviews how industrial chemicals are causing a silent pandemic of chemical brain drain. He links vulnerable development of our complicated brain circuitry to functional changes caused by environmental pollutants and exposes how a combination of academic naivet?, negligence by regulatory authorities, and irresponsible interference by vested interests has created a public health crisis of chemical brain drain. The book was released in May in the US by Oxford University Press. In connection with the book release, Philippe Grandjean has launched a website for news and comments on industrial chemicals that damage brain development.
25 March 2013
22/24 April 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia > Symposium on Mining and Construction in Transition Economies The Collegium Ramazzini will hold an International Scientific Symposium on Emerging Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health: Mining and Construction in Transition Economies. This event will be held in Yerevan, Armenia on April 22-24, 2013 in collaboration with AUA College of Health Science and AUA Akopian Center for the Environment. The scientific program and participants may be consulted on the
19 March 2013
Release of UNEP/WHO Update on the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine-Disrupting ChemicalsCongratulations to Collegium Ramazzini Fellow Maria Neira and team who have just announced the recent launch of their joint UNEP/WHO Update on the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.
The report looks at effects of exposure of EDCs with special considerations to vulnerability and is availabile on the WHO children's environmental heath website:
15 March 2013
5th ICOH Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health > 28-31 October 2013The 5th ICOH Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health will be held 28-31 October 2013 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The theme of the conference is "The struggle about evidence in occupational and environmental health". ICOH made a special effort to coordinate dates with the annual meeting of the Collegium Ramazzini, scheduled for 25-27 October in Carpi, Italy. For the conference program, registration and abstract submission, visit: http://www.icoh2013-history.org