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In the Spotlight

A Connection Between Industry and Poor Health?—Last year, a federal court convicted Tonawanda Coke Corp. of violating environmental laws and ordered it to support $11 million in research into the health effects of its emissions on residents of Tonawanda, New York.

The University at Buffalo researchers, including SOT Member Jim Olson, have announced their plans for the $11-million, 10-year study. Before the needed research can begin, though, an appeals court has to render its verdict. (7/24/14)

Examining GM Myths—

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding the science of genetically modified (GM) organisms and food, in particular. Popular Science has gathered a list of some of the most common misunderstandings about the technology, benefits, and potential risks. The Society of Toxicology’s long-standing position on GM foods is that they do not pose any unique risks from those posed by foods created through natural breeding processes. (7/16/14)

Senator Udall Wins Congressional Science Leadership Award—The Society of Toxicology has bestowed a 2014 Congressional Science Leadership Award on Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).

Senator Udall is recognized by the Society for his unflagging support for science, preventive health care, and a healthy environment in his legislative work. His leadership role in TSCA reform is greatly respected as well. (7/7/14)

Toxicology Study Section Open for Business— The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has officially chartered a dedicated study section on Systemic Injury from Environmental Exposures. SOT has spent more than a decade working to get this in place, and the Society is thrilled that toxicologists will be able to apply directly to a toxicology-focused group at CSR for recognition and research funding. (7/2/14)

Scientists Hampered by Funding and Oversight Woes—Funding, bureaucracy, and superfluous reporting. A recent The Guardian column argues that these are three of the biggest threats to science and scientists. (6/25/14)

 

 

 

 



Congressional Briefing

SOT Hosted a Luncheon Congressional Briefing on the Tools and Technologies for Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century.

CCT FutureTox—The Society Sponsored a Two-Day Workshop on FutureTox with more than 200 Professionals Attending.

Thomas: Bills Before Congress—A service provided by the Library of Congress which offers up-to-the-minute legislative information. Schedules for House, Senate, and Committee Hearings are also available. This site also provides access to the Federal Register, the official record of Congressional Activity.

Meet SOT’s Leadership

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.

Issue and Position Statements

As part of the Society’s mission to build for the future of toxicology and to promote the recognition of Toxicology by increasing the reliance of policy, regulatory and corporate decision-makers on the science of Toxicology, SOT has developed a procedure for writing Issue Statements. This procedure takes precedent over the drafting of Position Statements because SOT represents many diverse audiences and our mission to external audiences is to present a balanced view of the science and ensure that all policy decisions on grounded on scientific information.

Briefings & Testimony

Toxicologist and scientists provide an important role in the implementation of science in regulatory and public policy decision-making. Learn more about SOT’s activities on Capitol Hill.

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.

Toxicology Topics

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.

Phthalate Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity: Implications for Cumulative Risk Assessment

Ovarian Toxicity: Current Concepts in Toxicology, Pathology, and Mechanisms

Research Advances and Enduring Needs in Children’s Environmental Health Protection

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

Breast Cancer As a Multifactorial Disease: Interaction of Genetics, Life Stage, and the Environment


View the list of topics.


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