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CHE Parnership Calls
March 28, 2012, 9:18 am
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CHE Partnership call: Nanoparticles: A Science and Policy Update Tuesday April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern

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Nanoparticles are already in 100s of everyday products, including the food we eat, but toxicology and safety studies are still in the early stages of development. Basic research on cell cultures suggests that nanoparticles can affect normal cell functioning. One recent study indicated that the uptake and accumulation of nanoparticles in cells can disrupt important intracellular interactions. With the proverbial cat already out of the bag, what is the current understanding of the science and potential health risks? What policy opportunities are there to ensure public health is protected? The researchers on this call will present the latest on what has emerged in this field since CHE held a national Partner call on this topic almost two years ago.   Featured speakers include:   Jaydee Hanson works as a policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety on issues related to nanotechnology, animal cloning and animal genetic engineering. He also works for the Center’s sister agency, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) where he directs their work on human genetics, synthetic biology and nanotechnology. He is the US co-chair for the Nanotechnology Taskforce of the Transatlantic Consumers Dialogue and a fellow of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future.

Jennifer Sass is a senior scientist in NRDC’s health and environment program, working on scientific issues relevant to federal chemical regulations. Jennifer directs the scientific integrity project and the nanotechnology project. Jennifer received her doctorate degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and a postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology from the University of Maryland.      CHE Cafe call: Designing Healthy Communities: a conversation with Richard Jackson, MD, MPH Thursday April 26, 2012 at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern

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In the provocative new 4-hour series, ” Designing Healthy Communities” host/narrator Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, looks at the impact our built environment has on key public health indices–obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression. Dr. Jackson shows the connection between poorly designed communities with burgeoning health costs, then analyzes and illustrates what citizens are doing about this urgent crisis by looking upstream for innovative solutions. On Thursday April 26, 2012 at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern Elise Miller, MEd, CHE Director, will talk with Dr. Jackson about the built environment and keys to designing health-promoting communities.

The call will be moderated by Elise Miller, MEd, CHE Director. The call will last one hour and will be recorded for archival purposes.


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