More than 700 New York City public schools are believed to contain PCB-containing lighting fixtures and/or PCB containing caulk/sealants. Prior to remedial actions in pilot program schools, students were inhaling about six times the amount of PCBs that come from dietary sources. Might students attending schools in other locales be similarly exposed? What is the latest research on inhaled PCBs?
In September, the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) will hold its annual meeting in Monterey CA. The meeting’s theme is “Embracing the Science of the Future through Cross-Disciplinary Research”. Its goal is to facilitate interactions between students and renowned scientists in academia, government, and industry. General information about the annual meeting’s agenda, registration, and more can be found here.
Scientists, students and new investigators interested in ongoing research assessing the risk for PCBs in schools are invited to attend an informative workshop, PCBs in Schools: Joint Effort of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa Superfund Research Program, on September 21, 2013. Read here for details about the workshop.