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Mixtures Specialty Section


Another successful round of RASS-MixSS Webinars has taken place. Find links to recordings and slides for the presentations from past webinars on the MixSS website under downloads.

The first of the season, taking place December 9, 2015, was a two-part presentation focusing on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and covering both toxicology and regulatory issues. PFCs are manufactured chemicals that are used to make products resistant to stains, grease, and water.

The extensive toxicology data behind alternative short-chain fluorinated product technology Robert C. Buck, Ph.D. (The Chemours Company)

PFAS and their non-fluorinated alternatives in “European Law and Industry”—current and future challenges Stefan Posner (Swerea IVF)

The second presentation in the series was provided by Thomas Webster, D.Sc (Boston University School of Public Health) and addressed how mixtures concepts (e.g., additivity, interactions) differ between toxicology and epidemiology. Dr. Webster also provided an overview of the outcomes from a 2015 NIEHS workshop on “Statistical Approaches for Assessing Health Effects of Environmental Chemical Mixtures in Epidemiology Studies”

Please contact Kembra Howdeshell (MixSS Webinar coordinator) with suggestions for future webinars.