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National Academy of Sciences

Room 100

500 5th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

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8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 and
8:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Where:
The National Academies Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Note: A webcast will be available on our home page



Microplastics—pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in size—have been detected throughout the environment. These tiny pieces of plastic, which can come from larger plastic debris, cosmetics, and clothes, have been found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink.

Despite the widespread prevalence of microplastics, little is known about the effects they may have on living things. What do we know about their impact on human health and the health of the environment?

This workshop will bring together the environmental science and health communities to explore how emerging technologies and research strategies could help address important environmental health questions about microplastics.

Participants will explore methods to detect and quantify microplastics in food and the environment, delve into research on the effects of microplastics on the health of humans and wildlife, and discuss ways to reduce microplastics in the environment. The workshop will end with a session on how these new approaches may be leveraged to inform public health and policy questions.

This event is public and free to attend. Join the conversation on Twitter with #ESEHDWorkshop

Workshop Organizing Committee:

  • Kevin C. Elliott, Michigan State University
  • Mark Hahn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Kathleen McDonough, Procter and Gamble
  • Anil K. Patri, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Gina M. Solomon, Public Health Institute


This event is public and free to attend. More information, including an agenda, will be available on the workshop webpage in the coming weeks.

This event is free to attend and will be webcast live on our home page.

View related events and find more information about the National Academies' Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions here.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #ESEHDWorkshop


This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).




FAQs

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

You will need to show a photo ID and check in at the guard’s desk at the 5th Street entrance between F and E streets.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The NAS building is located 3 blocks from the Chinatown metro station. Parking is provided on a first come basis in the designated spaces of the NAS Building garage. Garage entrance is on 6th Street.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions or would like to request accommodations, please contact Jessica De Mouy at JDeMouy@nas.edu.

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