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March 2nd 2020

Eulogy: Dr. Charles Xintaras, Sc.D.

Collegium Ramazzini Fellow (emeritus) Dr. Charles Xintaras passed on March 2, 2020, at the age of 91 years, 6 months, in peace at his daughter's home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Xintaras was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a graduate of Harvard University, majoring in biochemistry, a U.S. Navy corpsman in World War II, and a pioneer in the development of what became known as neurobehavioral toxicology. He received his Sc.D. in industrial hygiene from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Xintaras led research teams at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in studies of workplace and community air pollution environments.

In the 1970s Dr. Xintaras was secunded by NIOSH to help organize and implement a program of occupational health at the Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization. Following his retirement from the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Xintaras relocated to Athens, Greece, where he served as a volunteer consultant to University of Athens medical students. Fluent in English, Greek, and French, he advised faculty and students on issues of research and publications. Dr. Xintaras is survived by a daughter and a son and many friends who benefitted from his acts of kindness and generosity.

September 11th - 26th.2019

Collegium Ramazzini supports the work of Dr. Bulent Sik, Turkey

The Collegium Ramazzini expresses grave concern over the prosecution of Dr.
Bulent Şık, a distinguished food engineer, for announcing the findings of a cancer
research study in which he participated that was conducted by the Turkish Ministry
of Health.

Here is the letter of support sent to the Turkish authorities.

Download letter

September 11th - 15th.2019

New Poverties: Environmental, Socio-Economic and Ethical Challenges

Location: Hebrew University Campus Ein Kerem Rubin Auditorium & Faculty Club

The term "New Poverties" came out of a conversation after the Chernobyl disaster between Soffritti and Selikoff, the founding fathers of Collegium Ramazzini. New Poverties can result from genocide, war, terror, climate change, urbanization and air pollution, water and food insecurity, mass migrations, economic inequalities and social disruption. Although more people live better and longer than ever before, there are extreme inequalities that challenge our sense of justice.

The conference seeks to examine case studies in the areas of nutrition, environment and socio-economics and to identify positive role models. It will highlight the centrality of ethical core values and human choice in guiding positive responses to these threats. We will bring together a small group of colleagues from the sciences and the humanities ? Israelis and Palestinians. as well as from other regions.

Invitation and Conference program


A Most Reckless Proposal - A Plan to Continue Asbestos Use in the United States

A new article was published in June 2019 in The New England Journal of Medicine by Collegium Ramazzini Fellows Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D. about the health hazards of asbestos.

See this link to read the full article.

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