In the Spotlight
ADHD Treatment Linked to Increased Body Mass—Stimulant use, not a diagnosis of ADHD, is associated with higher BMI and obesity according to new research by SOT Member Brian S. Schwartz of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and colleagues. The research, published in “Pediatrics,” studied the electronic health records of 163,820 children aged three to 18 in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. (4/14/14)
Road Dust and Noise Possible Health Concern for Highway Workers—Exposure to particles and noise during highway maintenance work might pose a cardiovascular health risk to highway workers, according to new research in Environmental Health Perspectives.
SOT Members Wayne E. Cascio and Andrew J. Ghio of the US EPA contributed to the study, which involved the monitoring of 18 maintenance workers during as many as five 24-hour periods from a total of 50 observation days. (4/7/14)
To Protect Your Loved Ones, Learn About Poisons—More than two million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country.
For information on how you can protect against unintentional poisonings, visit the Poison Prevention website. (3/18/14)
Urine and Chlorine Don’t Mix—New research reveals that various compounds in urine can react with chlorine to form new chemicals.
These chemicals then may adversely affect air and water quality in the pool environment. For health purposes, the study’s authors recommend people exit the pool to use the restroom. (3/10/14)
Scientists Investigate the Long-term Health Effects of Uranium Mining—In the 1950s, scientists discovered a causal link between uranium mining and lung cancer, but the lingering effects of uranium contamination and waste sites are still being uncovered and tested, as reported by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
This is of particular concern to the Navajo Nation, whose land contains 521 abandoned mines and 1,100 abandoned features, such as waste piles. (2/27/14)
Meet SOT’s Leaders
SOT is led by a group of full-time board members, called Councilors, who are elected by ballot by the full membership and who manage the affairs of SOT. Learn more about SOT’s leaders.
Calendar of Events
SOT’s Calendar of Events is a comprehensive listing of all the scientific meetings that are happening over the next several months domestically and abroad.
What Toxicologists Say
Several of SOT’s past presidents talked recently about toxicology and their experiences as members of SOT.
View what these Toxicologists had to say.
The following series of articles are written by toxicologists who are members of the Society of Toxicology but do not necessarily represent the views of the Society. SOT has made every effort to provide the public with balanced, informational pieces to share our expert knowledge more broadly.
Inhaled Particles: From the Nose to the Brain?
Melamine Contamination of Infant Formulas: Lessons Learned
Signaling Mechanisms for Metabolic Dysfunction Following Low-Level Arsenic Exposures: From Mouse to Man
Endocrine Disruption—General Overview
Dietary Supplement Adulteration and Impact on Human Health
Alternative Approaches to the Safety Assessment of Natural Ingredients and Extracts in Cosmetics
Global Health and Environmental Impacts of E-Waste Recycling
21st Century Validation Strategies—One Size No Longer Fits All
View the list of topics.