FW: Jan/Feb 02: EEOH Web Site Update

Chuck Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Mon Feb 25 10:05:48 EST 2002

From: Wendy Hessler <w.hessler at cox.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:25:54 -0600
Subject: Jan/Feb 02: EEOH Web Site Update



Environmental Estrogens and Other Hormones Web Site

Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier

Environmental Hormone 2002 Conference
October 17-19, New Orleans, LA

o ED NEWS   (Updated 21 February 02)

-- News roundup
    -  Government/industry agree to limited use of CCA wood by 2004
    -  Canadian report warns against plasticizer
    -  Water's chemical byproducts a health concern
    -  News briefs
        Estrogen still used to suppress girls' height
        Arctic home to long-lived pesticides
        Men with high PCB levels father more boys
        Birth defects and hazardous waste landfills
        Flame retardant contaminates wildlife, people

-- Journal Scan
    -  Featured papers
        New sunscreens not estrogenic
        Female octopus have ERs similar to vertebrates
        Plants, too?
        Novel estrogenic compound in corn
    -  12 scientific papers of interest

-- Government actions
    -  Federal Register actions
        Lindane, Oxyfluorfen: revised risk assessments
        Acefate, Terbufos: interim risk management decision documents
        Revised policy document on risk assessment for chemicals
           with common toxicities

-- Media review
    -  8 new articles

-- Books, reports, jobs, & more
    -  Book: Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
    -  Book: Endocrine Disruptors: Anthropogenic Compounds
    -  Book: Estrogen: Mystery Drug for the Brain
    -  Grant: Biomarkers for the assessment of exposure and toxicity in
                children, US EPA's STAR Program
    -  Grant: Valuation of environmental impacts on children's health,
                US EPA's STAR Program

o MEDIA COVERAGE   (Updated 21 February 02)

-- 21 new articles listed

o UPCOMING CONFERENCES (Updated 21 February 02)
See http://www.som.tulane.edu/ecme/eehome/sources/conference for more
information about these and other meetings

--  23-24 Feb 02: Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, Los
Angeles, California, USA

--  3-6 Mar 02: U.S. Scientific Conference on Human Health and Environmental
Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin, Hanoi, Vietnam

-- 3-7 Mar 02: International Conference on Environmental Threats to the
Health of Children: Hazards and Vulnerability, Bangkok, Thailand

-- 17-19 Mar 02: Canadian Children's Environmental Health Research Workshop,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

-- 17-21 Mar 02: Society of Toxicology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

-- 17-19 Oct 02: e.hormone 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Environmental Estrogens and Other Hormones (EEOH), part of the
Environmental Concepts Made Easy (ECME) web site, is an
educational service and an interactive forum where those
interested in environmental estrogens and other environmental
hormones can find accurate, timely information and contribute to
ongoing public debate.

To Drop: To be removed from this list, notify the web site manager at
ecme at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu by writing "Remove from eupdate" in the subject

To Add: To be added to the EEOH web site e-mail update list, send a note to
the web site manager at ecme at mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu and include a full name
and e-mail address in the message.

The Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier
Universities (CBR) maintains the ECME web site. CBR researchers
collaborate across disciplines, departments, and universities to
study and propose solutions to environmental problems. For
inquiries, visit the CBR web site at
http://www.cbr.tulane.edu, e-mail cbr at tcs.tulane.edu, or
phone (504) 585-6910.


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