13 October 2006
"Living in a Chemical World" Conference Proceedings PublishedThe proceedings of the Collegium Ramazzini's 2005 conference "Framing the Future in Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World" have been published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The 943 page volume includes 78 papers and 45 poster abstracts. The cost of the volume for US/Canada is $145; for Europe and the rest of the world £75. To order the volume online, visit:
Edited by: Myron A. Mehlman, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey; Morando Soffritti, European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences “B. Ramazzini”, Bologna, Italy; Philip Landrigan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York; Eula Bingham, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Fiorella Belpoggi, European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences “B. Ramazzini”, Bologna, Italy
Held by the Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of scientists who are experts in the fields of occupational and environmental health, this conference considered in particular the carcinogenic risks present in the general and occupational environment.
Hazardous waste, the risks of nanoparticles, endocrine disrupters, prenatal environmental exposures and developmental outcomes, human exposure to environmental hazards in the World Trade Center aftermath, and the social and economic perspectives on environmental and occupational diseases and other topics are discussed in the volume.