NCASI staff participate in SETAC World Congress

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) held its 7th World Congress in Orlando from November 6-10, 2016. Dr. Vickie Tatum represented NCASI at the conference. 

The World Congress included several sessions, presentations, and posters that may be of interest to NCASI members. In particular, there was a full day platform session plus poster session on assessing risks of pesticides to federally listed threatened and endangered species at a national level. Many presentations in this session focused on refining the current interim methods that were developed in response to recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

NCASI staff also attended a professional development course on pesticide risk assessment for pollinators. The course focused on honeybees (Apis spp.) and risk from insecticides, which are also the primary focus of current EPA attention. However, risks to non-Apis bees, which may be found in forested areas, are also of concern and may receive greater attention at some point.

NCASI Member Companies interested in additional information are invited to contact Dr. Tatum at the NCASI Southern Regional Center.  

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