The non-governmental organization Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) will host a webinar on May 14, 2020 on the exposure to phthalates and aging. Speakers will include Katherine Hatcher and Emily Brehm from the University of Illinois who will present their recent research on the effects of phthalate exposure on the aging process. On May 20, 2020, CHE will hold another webinar focused on the exposure to chemical mixtures and the effects on cancer development. Featured speakers will include researchers Shanaz Dairkee from the California Pacific Medical Center, Chris Gennings from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Nicole Niehoff from the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

The NIEHS has also announced that it will hold a series of webinars focused on understanding the health effects caused by exposures that involve a time lag between exposure and the onset of disease. The webinars will take place on May 11, May 28, June 8, and June 16, 2020 and will each feature a panelist of researchers that have been investigating relevant topics within the field. Specific themes of the webinars include a general introduction to the issue, identifying hallmarks and key characteristics, using arsenic as a case study, and emerging toxicology and modeling methods for moving forward.

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CHE (May 14, 2020). “Exposure to Phthalates and Aging.”

CHE (May 20, 2020). “Chemical Mixtures and Cancer.”

NIEHS (May 11, 2020). “Exposures and Latent Disease Risk.”