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Ann Arbor MI 03-20-2018 03-20-2018 Expert guest speakers (TBA) will discuss the science and policy of endocrine disruptors

Using Systematic Review to Evaluate Population Level-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals: Research and Policy Implications of the Landmark 2017 National Academies of Science Report

Environmental Health Workshop/Panel Discussion

icon to add this event to your google calendarMarch 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1690 SPH I (Lane Auditorium)
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: Integrated Health Sciences Core of the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD)
Contact Information: Meredith McGehee ( | 647-0819)

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An important NAS report, "Application of Systematic Review Methods in an Overall Strategy for Evaluating Low-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals" was released in July 2017 that highlights several important new issues related to systematic review, chemical hazard and risk assessment, and policy-making which are essential to the US EPA implementation of the new Lautenberg Amendments to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). This report presented systematic reviews of animal and human studies on two classes of chemicals (PBDEs and phthalates) and demonstrated how the results could be integrated with other relevant data to draw conclusions about causal associations. Furthermore, the committee presented recommendations to EPA regarding the design, conduct, and use of systematic review and meta-analysis approaches that has implications for how the agency proceeds with its chemical assessments, in particular under the Lautenberg Amendments to TSCA. Learn from leading scientists what this report means for research and policy.

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