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7 Reflections on the Workshop and Concluding Remarks
Pages 131-136

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From page 131...
... Thigpen Tart highlighted that a better public health approach, as articulated by Halperin, may try to focus assessment and management efforts on reducing chemical exposures to everyone in order to reach a greater number of people affected by significant exposures, not just those with the highest level of exposures. Efforts are under way, including the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures, to join diverse public and private stakeholders in working to ensure that chemicals are used and managed in ways that protect the health and safety of individuals.
From page 132...
... Bernard Goldstein, Emeritus Dean and Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, discussed some of the common themes emerging from the discussions on current programs for safeguarding the public from the potential health risks of industrial chemicals. After the presentation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
From page 133...
... How does one craft a policy that protects innovation by allowing companies to keep some things secret while maintaining the distinction between things that need to be kept secret and those that do not? Hal Zenick, Director of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory at the EPA, also provided some observations concerning the presentations, particularly those from the session on improved approaches to chemical prioritization (see Chapter 5)
From page 134...
... If an analytic method required by the government uses a large amount of methylene chloride, then that is going to drive the use of methylene chloride in laboratories across not only the United States, but also other countries. Frank Loy, chair of the Roundtable, then commented on the workshop as a whole.
From page 135...
... Loy stated that all the workshop presentations and discussions were thoughtful, and he hopes the views and opinions expressed will help inform next steps.

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