10 December 2011
New website for Montevideo conference > 22-24 March 2012Visit the new website of the upcoming meeting on "Environment and health in political agenda" to be held Montevideo, Uruguay from March 22-24, 2012: www.ciat.hc.edu.uy/. The conference is jointly organized by the Collegium Ramazzini and the Universidad Republica Oriental de Uruguay in honor of Dr. Jenny Pronczuk De Garbino (1947-2010), Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, who dedicated her professional life to the prevention of child diseases in the world. A preparatory symposium is also planned in Buenos Aires on March 20th.
Major themes of the conference will include:
1) embryonic and fetal exposure to environmental pollutants;
2) universal issues in environmental contamination (water contaminants, pesticides, atmospheric pollutants in metropolitan areas, environmental persistent pharmaceutical pollutants);
3) "Hot issues" in occupational and environmental health today (nuclear plants, volatile chemicals, fibres, non-ionizing EMF, drug exposure of workers in clinical oncology);
4) health impact of nanomaterials (in pesticides, household products, drugs, food, etc).
The event will conclude with a roundtable on current policy governing each of these areas; a statement of recommendations will be proposed.