Program


When Good Chemicals Go Bad – A Seminar

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) partnered with the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associates program in 2011 to present the full day seminar captured in these videos.  Topics included the history of toxicology, general principles, air and water pollution, environmental epigenomics, nanotoxicology, and alternatives to animal testing.  See the agenda below.  Many of the issues discussed can also be found in more recent or upcoming Tox Topics here on the TEF website.   Please note that although the videos are somewhat longer than others on the TEF site, your ...

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“Is It Safe?” Video – English with Japanese subtitles

TEF has developed and provides audiovisual materials for the public and for health professionals to use in presentations to the public in partnership with NIEHS and others in the private sector.  The goal of"Is It Safe?" is to empower the public to make good decisions about risk associated with every day products.  

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“¿Es Seguro?” Video – Español

TEF has developed and provides audiovisual materials for the public and for health professionals to use in presentations to the public in partnership with NIEHS and others in the private sector. The goal of "Is It Safe? Evaluating Chemical Risks" is to empower the public to make good decisions about risk associated with every day products.  

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Travel Awards

Past Awards $15,000 IUTOX Risk Assessment Summer School $10,000 Travel Grant to IUTOX for Participants from Developing Countries (1998) $1,000 Travel Award for Mexican SOT Representative to Attend SOT Annual Meeting (1996)                                  Ongoing Travel Awards $2,000  Dixon Graduate Travel Award to IUTOX Meeting (every third year, 1992–current )            Robert L. Dixon International Travel Award   Robert L. Dixon Award, sponsored by the Toxicology Education ...

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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 ...

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“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.      

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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 ...

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