35 results for author: ToxEdFoundation


ToxRAP™

TEF has contributed to the development and distribution of curriculum materials, including Toxicology, Risk Assessment and Pollution (ToxRAP™) curriculum handouts on risk assessment and product safety.   ToxRAP™ materials still available online can be found at http://web.sph.rutgers.edu/toxrweb/k3_about_frameset.html. After NIEHS charged its funded research centers to develop educational outreach materials, TEF proposed to leverage this large government investment by distributing selected exemplary units of these curriculum materials and implementing national teacher training for their use. In this case TEF selected the middle unit "What is ...

Toxicology in the Classroom

This program has evolved with the changing times.   Currently TEF identifies our own Tox Topics aimed primarily at a general public audience that teachers may also find useful (see the Suitable for Classroom tab within Educational Resources).   Initially this program was able to provide professional development opportunities and disseminate quality curricula developed by others to teachers throughout the United States to support science education reform and increase toxicology literacy.    TEF is pleased to have contributed in the past to the following organizations and initiatives: $150,000 — Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences ...

“Is it Safe?” Written Primer

TEF has produced a written primer to stand alone or work in conjunction with "Is It Safe?"to educate the public on the safe use of chemicals. We aim to distribute these materials to groups who will benefit from the knowledge we can provide. The materials will also help toxicologists give presentations to the general public.      

is it safe?

“Is It Safe?” is a free educational video created by TEF with a video production company.   “Is It Safe?”  has been widely distributed to scientists and lay people educating society about public health.   It is also currently available on this website in Spanish and in English with Japanese subtitles. With additional funding, extension of the "Is It Safe?" messages to all major languages to make it accessible to audiences worldwide is one of TEF's goals.   This initiative, co-funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), also received support from the government (Food and Drug Administration), ...

Tox in the News

The President has signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law with strong support but some concerns from the toxicology community. The President signed the bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) after 40 years. The compromise bill was the subject of much debate over the last five years and was the subject of a Task Force of the Society of Toxicology who worked to assure that strong scientific principles were embodied in the final language. While widely praised as a significant improvement over the current law, issues remained for some constituencies. See the links below for further informati...