[Toxicology] first ever UCSF-CHE Conference on Environmental Challenges to Reproductive Health and Fertility, Collaborative on Health and the Environment 2007 Jan: Murray 2006.12.02

Rich Murray via toxicol%40net.bio.net (by rmforall At comcast.net)
Sun Dec 3 01:01:58 EST 2006

first ever UCSF-CHE Conference on Environmental Challenges to
Reproductive Health and Fertility, Collaborative on Health and the
Environment 2007 Jan: Murray 2006.12.02

From: David Wallinga  dWallinga At iatp.org

Subject: First Ever Conference on Environmental Challenges to
Reproductive Health and Fertility


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine,
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the
Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) announce the:


January 28-30, 2007
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

**** 20.5 AMA PRA Category CME ****

Program, registration and more info:


[ or contact Mary Wade, Manager, Summit and UCSF Program in
Reproductive Health and the Environment at: wadem At obgyn.ucsf.edu and
415 476-2563, or Alison Carlson at: alison At healthandenvironment.org ]


(space is limited, so register soon; first come, first served policy)

Co-Chairs: Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc, Professor and Chair,
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Founding
Director, Program in Reproductive Health and the Environment, UCSF, and
[ http://www.healthandenvironment.org/articles/homepage/590
giudice At obgyn.ucsf.edu  ]

Philip R. Lee, MD, Founding Chairman, Collaborative on Health and the
Environment; Chancellor and Professor (Social Medicine) Emeritus, UCSF;
Former US Assistant Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare.
[  prl At stanford.edu ]

Co-Directors:  Alison Carlson, Facilitator, CHE Fertility/Pregnancy
Compromise Work Group;
[ alison At healthandenvironment.org  ]

Dixie Horning, Executive Director, UCSF National Center of Excellence
in Women's Health; and
[ http://www.ucsf.edu/coe/about.html  coe At obgyn.ucsf.edu, ]

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, Research Scientist, UCSF Institute for Health
Policy Studies (on sabbatical from US EPA)
[  tracey.woodruff At ucsf.edu ]

This is not a typical data presentation conference, but rather an
unusual "hybrid," trans-discipline effort to raise awareness and
promote collaboration as we convey broad overviews and perspectives on
science linking environmental contaminants with male and female
reproductive health and fertility compromise.

~ Discover why environmental health science is critically relevant to
reproductive and developmental health.

~ Join multidisciplinary stakeholders in a pioneering, national
conference to explore and set new directions.

Preeminent researchers will present overviews of the science on
environmental contaminant impacts on male and female reproductive
health and fertility/pregnancy, including focus on:

~ Periconceptional/fetal origins of adult and pubertal disorders; and
developmental health

~ Adult exposures of concern

~ Contaminants of concern

~ Gene-environment interactions

~ Critical research directions

Multidisciplinary topics include:

~ Translation of research data to the clinic, wider public health and
policy, and disease prevention

~ Patient advocate and community health concerns

~ Integration with health professional education

~ Federal environmental reproductive health priorities

This summit is designed for clinical researchers and clinicians
(in practice or in training); scientists; allied and public health
professionals; policy makers, government; patient advocacy, women's
health, community health, environment, reproductive advocacy, and
environmental justice leaders; environment/health funders.

We've planned plenty of time for interaction and discussion.

We expect participation from a wide range of environmental reproductive
health stakeholders, including clinicians; physician-scientists; allied
and public health professionals; basic and environmental health
scientists; community groups; infertility, women's health and
reproductive health support organizations; and health and environment
policy makers and funders.

We hope to encourage all of these stakeholders to become better
informed and to work in concert to promote enhanced environmental
reproductive health research agendas and education.

This Summit grew out of and expands upon a February 2005 preliminary
workshop at the Vallombrosa Center, titled "Understanding Environmental
Contaminants and Human Fertility Compromise: Science and Strategy."
Find proceedings at


They include a scientific consensus statement on contaminants and
infertility, and a companion lay monograph titled Challenged
Conceptions. Links to articles summarizing the scientific presentations
at Vallombrosa, in a
special June 2006 issue of Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, are also
provided at the url above.

The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine is
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California designates this educational activity for a
maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.

Submitted by:  David Wallinga, MD

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Fiorella Belpoggi & Morando Soffritti of Ramazzini Foundation prove
lifetime carcinogenicity of Coca-Cola, aspartame, and arsenic, Annals
of the NY Academy of Sciences: Murray 2006.11.28

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1383 aspartame

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1384 arsenic

Coca-Cola carcinogenicity in rats, Ramazzini Foundation, F Belpoggi, M
Soffritti, Annals NY Academy Sciences 2006 Sept, parts of 17 pages:
Murray 2006.12.02


NEWS AND EVENTS   01 November 2006
Results of 3 long term ERF carcinogenesis bioassays published in the
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Aspartame, Sodium Arsenite, Coca-Cola

The proceedings of the Collegium Ramazzini's 2005 conference "Framing
the Future in Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World" have been
published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
The volume includes the results of three long term carcinogenesis
bioassays conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation:

Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1076: 559-577 (2006)
Results of Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassay on Sprague-Dawley Rats
Exposed to Aspartame Administered in Feed

Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1076: 578-591 (2006)
Results of a Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassay on Sprague-Dawley Rats
Exposed to Sodium Arsenite Administered in Drinking Water

Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1076: 736-752 (2006)
Results of Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassays on Coca-Cola
Administered to Sprague-Dawley Rats
Fiorella Belpoggi,
Morando Soffritti,
Eva Tibaldi,
Laura Falcioni,
Luciano Bua,
Francesca Trabucco.
Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, European Foundation for Oncology
and Environmental Sciences "B. Ramazzini", European Ramazzini
Foundation, Castello di Bentivoglio, 40010 Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy
crcfr At ramazzini.it

short aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde) toxicity research summary:
Murray 2006.12.02

"Of course, everyone chooses, as a natural priority,
to actively find, quickly share, and positively act upon the facts
about healthy and safe food, drink, and environment."

Rich Murray, MA  Room For All  rmforall At comcast.net
505-501-2298  1943 Otowi Road   Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

group with 78 members, 1,386 posts in a public, searchable archive

aspartame groups and books: updated research review of 2004.07.16:
Murray 2006.05.11

11 members of New Mexico legislature sign letter to ban aspartame as a
source of toxic methanol and formaldehyde, Stephen Fox, NM Senator
Gerald Ortiz y Pino: Murray 2006.10.22

47 UK Members of Parliament now support aspartame ban initiative of
Roger Williams, MP: Murray 2006.10.16

combining aspartame and quinoline yellow, or MSG and brilliant blue,
harms nerve cells, eminent C. Vyvyan Howard et al, 2005
education.guardian.co.uk, Felicity Lawrence: Murray 2005.12.21

50% UK baby food is now organic -- aspartame or MSG
with food dyes harm nerve cells, CV Howard 3 year study
funded by Lizzy Vann, CEO, Organix Brands,
Children's Food Advisory Service: Murray 2006.01.13

all three aspartame metabolites harm human erythrocyte [red blood cell]
membrane enzyme activity, KH Schulpis et al, two studies in 2005,
Athens, Greece, 2005.12.14: 2004 research review, RL Blaylock:
Murray 2006.01.14

toxicity in rat brains from aspartame, Vences-Mejia A, Espinosa-Aguirre
JJ et al 2006 Aug: Murray 2006.09.06

aspartame rat brain toxicity re cytochrome P450 enzymes, expecially
CYP2E1, Vences-Mejia A, Espinosa-Aguirre JJ et al, 2006 Aug,
Hum Exp Toxicol: relevant abstracts re formaldehyde from methanol
in alcohol drinks: Murray 2006.09.29

Bristol, Connecticut, schools join state program to limit artificial
sweeteners, sugar, fats for 8800 students, Johnny J Burnham, The
Bristol Press: Murray 2006.09.22

Connecticut bans artificial sweeteners in schools, Nancy Barnes,
New Milford Times: Murray 2006.05.25

carcinogenic effect of inhaled formaldehyde, Federal Institute of Risk
Assessment, Germany -- same safe level as for Canada:
Murray 2006.06.02

Home sickness -- indoor air often worse, as our homes seal in
[one is formaldehyde, also from the 11% methanol part of aspartame],
Megan Gillis, WinnipegSun.com: Murray 2006.06.01

methanol (formaldehyde, formic acid) disposition: Bouchard M
et al, full plain text, 2001: substantial sources are
degradation of fruit pectins, liquors, aspartame, smoke:
Murray 2005.04.02

NIH NLM ToxNet HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
inadequate re aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde, formic acid):
Murray 2006.08.19

HSDB  Hazardous Substances Data Bank: Aspartame

ASPARTAME   CASRN: 22839-47-0

formaldehyde from 11% methanol part of aspartame or from red wine
causes same toxicity (hangover) harm: Murray 2006.05.24

Dark wines and liquors, as well as aspartame, provide
similar levels of methanol, above 120 mg daily, for
long-term heavy users, 2 L daily, about 6 cans.

Within hours, methanol is inevitably largely turned into formaldehyde,
and thence largely into formic acid --  the major causes of the dreaded
symptoms of "next morning" hangover.

Fully 11% of aspartame is methanol -- 1,120 mg aspartame
in 2 L diet soda, almost six 12-oz cans, gives 123 mg
methanol (wood alcohol). If 30% of the methanol is turned
into formaldehyde, the amount of formaldehyde, 37 mg,
is 18.5 times the USA EPA limit for daily formaldehyde in
drinking water, 2.0 mg in 2 L average daily drinking water.

Any unsuspected source of methanol, which the body always quickly
and largely turns into formaldehyde and then formic acid, must be
monitored, especially for high responsibility occupations, often with
night shifts, such as pilots and nuclear reactor operators.

DMDC: Dimethyl dicarbonate 200mg/L in drinks adds methanol 98 mg/L
( becomes formaldehyde in body ):  EU Scientific Committee on Foods
2001.07.12:  Murray 2004.01.22

http://www.HolisticMed.com/aspartame    mgold At holisticmed.com
Aspartame Toxicity Information Center    Mark D. Gold
12 East Side Drive #2-18 Concord, NH 03301     603-225-2100

"Scientific Abuse in Aspartame Research"

safety of aspartame Part 1/2 12.4.2: EC HCPD-G SCF:
Murray 2003.01.12 rmforall  EU Scientific Committee on Food,
a whitewash

Mark Gold exhaustively critiques European Commission Scientific
Committee on Food re aspartame ( 2002.12.04 ):
59 pages, 230 references

Russell L. Blaylock, MD discusses MSG, aspartame, excitotoxins
with Mike Adams: Murray 2006.09.27

Mike Adams interviews Randall Fitzgerald on "The Hundred Year Lie:
How Food and Medicine are Destroying Your Health" 2006.06.21:
Murray 2006.09.28

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