September 11th - 15th.2019
New Poverties: Environmental, Socio-Economic and Ethical ChallengesLocation: 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 StatesA 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.
4 July 2019
Collegium Ramazzini endorses The 2019 Aircraft Cabin Air ConferenceThe Collegium Ramazzini is very pleased to announce that it once again is endorsing the International aircraft cabin air conference being held in London this September.
Following on from the success of the 2017 Aircraft Cabin Air Conference, the 2019 conference will be an essential two day event. Providing excellent networking opportunities for those seeking to understand the subject of contaminated air, the flight safety implications, the latest scientific and medical evidence investigating the contaminated air debate and the solutions available to airlines and aircraft operators. This international conference mapping the implications of exposure, the business, regulatory and technical solutions to aircraft cabin air contamination, will be the most in-depth conference ever held on this topic.
The conference is being held at Imperial College London on 17-18 September, 2019.
A 20% discount code is available to all Collegium Ramazzini members. Apply the following code CollegiumRamazzini202019 at checkout during the registration process.
Further conference information: www.aircraftcabinair.com
This is a very important topic that is relevant to all Collegium Ramazzini fellows as 1) you all likely fly and 2) this has been a long lasting problem dealing with the design of aircraft air supplies that were implemented in the early 1950s, remaining unresolved to date. Exposure is occurring on all flights, with an occupational health problem being increasingly reported.
5 April 2019
Legacies of Hope: Profiles of Persons Whose Deeds Saved Lives and Prevented Disabilities by Barry L. JohnsonA new edition of the book "Legacies of Hope: Profiles of Persons Whose Deeds Saved Lives and Prevented Disabilities", by Barry L. Johnson, Emeritus Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, has been recently published. The current edition illustrates the lives and accomplishments of 32 persons whose deeds have helped save lives and prevent disability in persons potentially exposed to hazardous conditions.
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