Environmental Health: Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin: Workshop Report (2008)

Most of the diseases that have emerged over the past six decades, including AIDS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Avian Influenza, have been caused by zoonotic pathogens -- infectious agents that are transmitted from animals to humans. In today's globalized world, the emergence of new zoonotic diseases could have devastating health, economic, environmental, agricultural, and sociopolitical impacts. At the request of the U.S. Agenc... More >>

Science and Technology Needs for DOE Site Cleanup: Workshop Summary (2007)

Beginning in the 1980s, the United States government began a costly effort to clean up the materials, wastes, and environmental contamination resulting from past nuclear weapons production activities. The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management asked the National Research Council to provide technical and strategic advice to support the development and implementation of a technology "roadmap" to guide its technology developmen... More >>

Application of Toxicogenomics to Cross-Species Extrapolation: A Report of a Workshop (2005)

Some of what we know about the health effects of exposure to chemicals from food, drugs, and the environment come from studies of occupational, inadvertent, or accident-related exposures. When there is not enough human data, scientists rely on animal data to assess risk from chemical exposure and make health and safety decisions. However, humans and animals can respond differently to chemicals, including the types of adverse effects experience... More >>