Friday, January 7, 2011, 12:00 p.m. EDT
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is hosting this workshop on Jan. 11-13, 2011, because there is a growing body of research showing that chemicals in our environment may be contributing to diabetes and obesity worldwide, and that chemical exposures need to be considered along with nutrition and diet.
Six chemical classes will be discussed at the workshop, including 1) arsenic and other metals, 2) bisphenol A (BPA), 3) organotins and phthalates, 4) nicotine, 5) pesticides, and 6) persistent organic pollutants.
For the first time, new computer-generated data, also known as high-throughput analysis, will be considered along with animal and human studies, as part of the NTP workshop.
The workshop is organized by the NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The plenary sessions of the workshop can be viewed at http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/evals/diabetesobesity/.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration National Center for Toxicological Research are co-sponsors of the workshop.
A press availability session will immediately follow the two-day scientific workshop.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, approximately 12:15-1:00 p.m. EST
Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, N. C. 27612
- Michael Gallo, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
- John Bucher, Ph.D.
National Toxicology Program
- Kristina Thayer, Ph.D.
NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction
- Keith Houck, Ph.D.
Computational Toxicology Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Details about the meeting, including participants and agenda, are posted on the NTP Web site at http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/evals/diabetesobesity/index.html.
Media interested in participating in the press availability session should contact Robin Mackar at 984-287-3355 or email your request to email@example.com.
About the National Toxicology Program (NTP): NTP is a federal, interagency program headquartered at NIEHS, whose goal is to safeguard the public by identifying substances in the environment that may affect human health. For more information about NTP and its programs, visit ntp.niehs.nih.gov.
About the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS): NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of the National Institutes of Health. For more information on NIEHS or environmental health topics, visit www.niehs.nih.gov or subscribe to a news list.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
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