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Pesticide News Story: EPA Human Studies Review Board Live Video Webcast, Oct. 19-20

For Release: October 14, 2011

You are invited to attend the on-line Internet TV webcast of the EPA Human Studies Review Board October 2011 Public Meeting, October 19-20, 2011, live from the EPA in Washington D.C. This live video webcast event is free, open to the public, and will be accessible at this URL http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/HSRB/111019/. The agenda for this two-day event is also available at this site. The event will go from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM ET on Thursday Oct. 20.

Topics for this meeting include…

  1. A completed Carroll-Loye Biological Research, Inc. (CLBR) study (No Mas 003) to evaluate the field repellent efficacy against mosquitoes.
  2. A new scenario design and associated protocol from the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force II (AEATF-II), describing proposed research to monitor the dermal and inhalation exposure of workers while pouring liquid antimicrobial pesticide products from both conventional and reduced-splash containers.
  3. A new scenario design and associated protocols from the Agricultural Handler Exposure Task Force (AHETF) describing proposed research to measure dermal and inhalation exposure to workers who use closed system equipment to load liquid pesticide products from returnable and non-returnable containers.
  4. A published report by Moiemen et al (2011) of an intentional exposure human study measuring dermal absorption of silver from the use of nanosilver-containing wound dressings to treat major burns.

Please go to this webcast event site in advance to test your Flash or Windows Media video player in preparation for the October 19-20 event. If you have technical questions, please click on the ‘Technical Support’ in the upper right hand corner of the site.

The Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) is a Federal advisory committee operating under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects research. The HSRB reports to the EPA Administrator through EPA's Science Advisor. This link will provide more information on EPA’s Human Studies Review Board.

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