Chemical informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

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 informatio​n and the Jan 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical release

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

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

Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available

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

Risk Science Center cohosts a workshop on assessing the risk of innovative materials

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