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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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Agenda

November 7–8, 2013
Room 100
Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

November 7, 2013

9:00 a.m. Welcome

Frank Loy, LL.B.

Roundtable Chair

Session 1: Background and Framing

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of chemical exposures from pesticides, to cosmetics, to food, and to industrial processes and explain why the workshop will focus on new and existing industrial chemicals.
  • Briefly highlight what is known now that was not known 20 years ago about the links between chemical hazards and human health.
  • Describe a public health approach to industrial chemical assessments based on identifying sentinel health events, delineating a cascade of preventive interventions (primary, secondary, and tertiary), and using public health surveillance to monitor and improve the system.

 

9:05 a.m. Overview of Our Daily Exposure to Chemicals and the Need to Discuss Industrial Chemical Assessments

Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.

Roundtable Vice-Chair

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services

George Washington University

9:20 a.m. Public Health Approach to Industrial Chemical Assessments

William E. Halperin, Dr.P.H., M.D., M.P.H.

Chair and Professor

Department of Preventive Medicine and

Community Health

New Jersey Medical School

Professor and Associate Dean

Rutgers School of Public Health

9:35 a.m. National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Action Agenda

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, M.P.H.

Co-Chair, National Conversation Leadership Council

Executive Director

Children’s Environmental Health Network

9:50 a.m. Discussion
10:20 a.m. Break (15 minutes)

Session 2: Current Programs for Safeguarding the Public from Potential Health Risks of Industrial Chemicals: Successes and Areas for Improvement

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of what is working and where gaps may be present in a variety of existing regulations and industrial chemical safety programs.
  • Explain that the manufacturer of a chemical is primarily informed about its toxicity information but may not know specifically how the chemical will be used, whereas the processer of the chemical is primarily informed about its uses and exposure information (among workers and consumers) and may use the chemical in ways the manufacturer never considered.
  • Propose suggestions for how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of regulatory programs.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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Moderator: Dennis Devlin, Ph.D., Environmental Health Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

10:35 a.m. Global Perspective

Canice Nolan, Ph.D.

Senior Coordinator for Global Health

European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers

10:50 a.m. U.S. Federal Perspective

Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, J.D.

Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

11:05 a.m. NGO Perspective

Richard Denison, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Environmental Defense Fund

11:20 a.m. Industry Perspective

Michael P. Walls, J.D.

Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs

American Chemistry Council

11:35 a.m. Discussion
12:20 p.m. Lunch Break (60 minutes)

Session 3: Models for Environmental Risk Assessment and Exposure Science

Objectives:

  • Provide brief summaries of key meetings and reports that have been held and released on environmental risk assessment and exposure science.
  • Comment on where all this research may be leading:

o   How will this inform work to improve policy, assessment, and action strategies related to industrial chemical safety programs?

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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o   What more needs to be done to allow for better modeling, monitoring, and measurement of industrial chemical exposures?

  • Present a status update of a new National Research Council committee tasked to develop a decision framework for evaluating potentially safer chemical substitutions.

Moderator: Susan Santos, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health

1:20 p.m. Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment (report released in 2009)

John M. Balbus, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Advisor for Public Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

1:35 p.m. Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy (report released in 2012)

Paul Gilman, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

Covanta Energy Corporation

1:50 p.m. Advancing the Next Generation (NexGen) of Risk Assessment: Public Dialogue Conference (meeting held in 2011)

Ila Cote, Ph.D., DABT

Senior Science Advisor

National Center for Environmental Assessment

Office of Research and Development

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2:05 p.m. Committee on the Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions: A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions (status update)

Marilee Shelton-Davenport, Ph.D.

Senior Program Officer

Division on Earth and Life Studies

The National Academies

2:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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3:05 p.m. Break (20 minutes)

Session 4: Improved Approaches to Chemical Prioritization for Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Objectives:

  • Build on the presentations in Session 2 that highlighted existing chemical prioritization frameworks from a variety of settings.
  • Discuss better approaches to chemical prioritization (forward looking) to help inform targeted testing schemes and improve risk assessment and management strategies.

Moderator: Andrew Maguire, Ph.D., Roundtable Member

3:25 p.m. Bench-Level Scientific Innovation

Richard Judson, Ph.D.

National Center for Computational Toxicology Office of Research and Development

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3:40 p.m. State-Led Innovation: California

Gina Soloman, M.D., M.P.H.

Deputy Secretary for Science and Health

California Environmental Protection Agency

3:55 p.m. Country-Level Innovation: Government of Canada

Heather Patterson

Assessment Strategies Division

Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau

Safe Environments Directorate

Health Canada

4:10 p.m. Industry Innovation: American Chemistry Council

Christina Franz, J.D.

Senior Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs

American Chemistry Council

4:25 p.m. Discussion
5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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November 8, 2013

8:40 a.m. Welcome Back

Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H. Roundtable Vice-Chair

Session 5: Actions to Reduce the Risk of Chemicals in Our Society

Objectives:

  • Discuss the topic of prevention from an environmental stewardship approach.
  • Cover broad concepts of sustainability and economics, and more technical issues of developing safer chemical alternatives.
  • Provide industry examples of voluntary efforts to reduce use of chemicals in consumer products and internal decision making that led to these outcomes.

Moderator: Al McGartland, Ph.D., Director of the National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. EPA

8:45 a.m. NIEHS Sustainability and Green Programs

Trisha Castranio

Sustainability Analyst

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

9:00 a.m. Johnson & Johnson Case Study

Zephanie Jordan

Vice President Global Regulatory Affairs and Product Stewardship

Johnson & Johnson

9:15 a.m. The Dow Chemical Company Case Study

Connie Deford

Director, Product Sustainability and Compliance The Dow Chemical Company

9:30 a.m. American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® Case Study

David J. C. Constable, Ph.D.

Director

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute®

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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9:45 a.m. SIN (Substitute It Now!) List and GreenScreen®
Case Study

Beverley Thorpe

Consulting Co-Director, Communications and Advocacy

Clean Production Action

10:00 a.m. Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Case Study

Liz Harriman, M.S.

Deputy Director, Toxic Use Reduction Institute University of Massachusetts, Lowell

10:15 a.m. Bullitt Center Case Study

Joseph David

Sustainability Program Manager

Point 32

10:30 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m. Break (15 minutes)

Session 6: Reflections on the Workshop and Concluding Remarks

Objective:

  • Provide a moderated panel discussion to synthesize previous presentations and discussions (focusing on Sessions 1, 2, 4, and 5) and thoughts on possible next steps.

Moderator: Frank Loy, Roundtable Chair

11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion

Kimberly Thigpen Tart (synthesis of Session 1)

Program Analyst, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

   

Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D. (synthesis of Session 2)

Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

   
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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Harold Zenick, Ph.D. (synthesis of Session 4) Director, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Office of Research and Development U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

   

Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H. (synthesis of Session 5)

Roundtable Vice-Chair

Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services

George Washington University

12:10 p.m. Discussion
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18710.
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On November 7-8, 2013, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine held a workshop to discuss approaches related to identifying and reducing potential environmental public health risks to new and existing industrial chemicals present in society. Industrial chemicals include chemicals used in industrial processes or commercial products, not including those found in food, pesticides, or pharmaceuticals.

Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society is a summary and synthesis of the presentations and discussions that took place during the two days of the workshop. The workshop examined successes and areas for improvement within current regulatory programs for assessing industrial chemical safety, frameworks for chemical prioritization to inform targeted testing and risk management strategies, concepts of sustainability and green chemistry that support the design and use of safer alternatives, and efforts to reduce the risk of chemicals in our society.

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