I have found that the easiest way to get a feel for current scientific concerns is to Chair a Poster or Platform Session at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The 2018 meeting in San Antonio was no exception.
I served as Co-Chair for the “Exposure Assessment: Tools and Applications” Poster Session, and judging by the crowded aisles and difficulty hearing individual presenters over the din, the subject matter was interesting to a significant number of meeting attendees. Topics ran the gamut from crumb rubber infill safety to the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in water and arsenic in rice.
The session featured a lot of work from regulatory agencies. It is somewhat comforting to see that they continue to refine their methodology to provide the most efficient analytical methods to ensure human and environmental health. Posters from the National Toxicology Program and the US Environmental Protection Agency peppered the session and demonstrated their ongoing efforts to make the world a safer place to live, eat, and play.
This blog was prepared by an SOT Reporter. SOT Reporters are SOT members who volunteer to write about sessions and events they attend during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. If you are interested in participating in the SOT Reporter program in the future, please email SOT Communications Director Michelle Werts.