During the November SOT Council meeting, two new SOT Issue Statements were approved and adopted: “The Complexities in Assessing the Risk to Public Health of Low-Level Arsenic Exposure” and “Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Food Crops.”
SOT is developing an issue statement titled “The Complexities in Assessing the Risk to Public Health of Low-Level Arsenic Exposure.” As part of the development process, SOT membership has seven (7) days to provide comment and input on the draft version of the statement.
On February 2, 2015, SOT Council approved a new SOT Issue Statement on hookah water pipe use. SOT Council would like to thank the writing team of Judith T. Zelikoff, Terry Gordon, Anthony R. Schatz, Clive Meredith, Laura S. Van Winkle, and nonmember Michael L. Weitzman for their work.
Earlier this year, an SOT member proposed the need for the Society to develop an Issue Statement on hookah use. SOT Council approved the idea and formed a writing team of experts on the subject and related topics. The draft statement is now available for SOT member comment.
SOT has a new, revised process for developing Issue Statements and has instituted a procedure for developing documents/writings known as Express Statements.