BU SRP Research Translation Core has organized and is co-sponsoring The Collaborative on Health & the Environment Partnership Call on PCBs in Schools - Still a Problem? The call on Tuesday September 9th at 1:00 pm EST will address issues such as PCBs in schools, PCBS in construction materials, the human health concerns of PCBs, and what actions we need to take to protect our children and others from exposures. RSVP for the call here!
About the Call:
Although toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) were banned from production in the US over three decades ago, new research has found that PCBs produced as an unintended byproduct of some yellow dyes, inks and paints have been detected leaching from a range of products including those used in schools. Join researchers from the Superfund Research Program (SRP) for this back to school look at PCBs in schools, PCBS in construction materials, the human health concerns of PCBs, and what actions we need to take to protect our children and others from exposures. Speakers will include Dr. David Sherr, BU SRP Director, who will provide an overview on the science and health effects of PCBs, and Dr. Keri Hornbuckle, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, and project leader of the Iowa Superfund Research Program, who will discuss PCBs in paint. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Madeleine Scammell from the BU SRP, and co-editor of The Toxic Schoolhouse.
See also the upcoming Eighth International PCB Workshop: PCBs in Schools