PCBs in Schools, Exposures, Effects, Remediation and Regulation
Scientists from many disciplines are concerned with the physical and chemical as well as the biomedical aspects of the detection, movement, metabolism, toxicity, remediation and risk assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). A primary objective of the PCB Workshops is to provide a single forum for the world experts on issues of analysis, fate and transport, exposure assessment, metabolism and disposition, toxicity, and public health policy – a unique opportunity for scientists to come together and learn from each other. Locations of the international PCB Workshops alternate every two years between the United States and Europe to allow for maximal participation of a diverse scientific community and discussion of the world-wide health and policy issues associated with PCB contamination.
The Eighth International PCB Workshop in 2014 will include presentations on basic aspects of PCB chemistry, biology and toxicology, as well as a new emphasis on specific sites that are highly contaminated, including Superfund sites. There will be broad input from scientists both within and outside of the Superfund Research Program. Although all sessions are timely, the sessions dealing with the contamination, exposure and remediation of PCB-contaminated schools will be of intense interest in the northeastern US. All sessions will highlight the latest findings. After the Workshop, the presentations of the conference will be published in journal or book form, and provided at no cost to each registrant.