From TOXNET: You may be aware from multiple news sources that little information was available about 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol at the time of the spill in West Virginia's Elk River earlier this month. Since the spill, government and private sector scientists have contributed to collecting and verifying information about the chemical. As a result, there is now … Continue reading Chemical information and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release
From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video on the FDA's request that 23andMe "immediately discontinue marketing the PGS [Personal Genome Service] until such time as it receives FDA marketing authorization for the device".
New from the National Academies Press: In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, … Continue reading Sports-Related Concussions in Youth
Our friends at Risk Bites have released a new video: Could Alien Blood be Toxic? Enjoy & comment!
An updated version of this video has just been released. Our friends at Risk Bites have released a new video on the science of mixing acetaminophen & alcohol. Enjoy!
The Risk Science Center has announced that the video of this year's Bernstein Symposium is available online. If you weren't able to attend, it was a fascinating lecture and panel discussion: Why Is It Hard to Pivot Based on Science?Mark Lynas, an author, journalist, environmental activist, and Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University, presented the … Continue reading Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available
From our friends at Risk Sense come a new video (& resources) on the precautionary principle. Take a look! http://youtu.be/3RC7EGDtOYM
From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video: What makes advanced materials harmful? As always, watch and comment!
From the University of Michigan's School of Public Health Risk Science Center: A one-day workshop co-organized by the University of Michigan Risk Science Center will address the unique characteristics and properties of innovative materials, and the challenges of ensuring their safe development and use. The Risk Assessment of Innovative Materials Workshop, organized in collaboration with RSC, … Continue reading Risk Science Center cohosts a workshop on assessing the risk of innovative materials
From the Well blog at the New York Times: Driving a car while talking or texting on a cellphone is a widely recognized risk factor for accidents. Now a new study reports that a growing number of people who walk while talking or texting are ending up in the emergency room. Using data from the … Continue reading Dangers of distracted walking