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Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting set for March in Texas

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By: HazMat Staff

From fracking to Alzheimer's disease and food safety, a group of 7,000 international scientists working in multiple specialties are set to meet in March 2013 to share their findings on 60 topical issues of concern to human health and the environment. 

Hailing frommore than 50 countries, the scientists will meet March 10-14, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, for the Society of Toxicology's 52nd Annual Meeting.

Researchers and regulators from universities, government and private companies will be presenting the latest information and analysis on disease, human and animal health, occupational safety and a number of related issues.

Topics of note include:

  • Hydraulic fracturing, and the public health and environmental impact questions this emerging technology is raising;
  • Alzheimer's disease, including discussion of new research suggesting that lead exposure influences the onset of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Food safety, drawing from a case involving the Texas Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill;
  • Arsenic in foods, including the latest information on occurrence and amounts found in foods, along with exposure risks and public health risks; and
  • Sodium in foods, examining the known dangers of excessive sodium in one's diet and the lesser-known dangers of not enough sodium in one's diet.

The presenters are respected professionals in a range of fields, including medicine, biotechnology, carcinogenesis, epidemiology, public health, genetic toxicology, immunotoxiciology, pathology, and risk assessment.


The Society of Toxicology, founded in 1961, is an international organization of more than 7,000 scientists who practice toxicology. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the U.S. and abroad. SOT is committed to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. The Society promotes the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology and aids in the protection of public health


Martha LIndauer, Society of Toxicology, martha@toxicology.org, 703- 438-3115 
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com, 512.769,3838

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