News Releases issued by the Office of Research and Development
EPA and DHS to Co-host Conference to Address High Priority Technical Challenges for Assessing Risk Exposure to Pathogens April 8-10, Bethesda, MD
Release Date: 04/03/2008
Contact Information: U.S. EPA - Melissa Anley-Mills, (202) 564-5179 / firstname.lastname@example.org ; DHS - John Verrico, (202) 254-2385 / email@example.com
(Washington, D.C. – April 3, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are teaming up to hold a three-dayconference to address the real-world applications, technical challenges and solutions for conducting microbiological risk assessments.
Numerous federal agencies such as EPA, DHS, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) all have a stake in improving microbiological risk assessments (MRA) to better understand, reduce, recover from and prevent the risks from exposure to bacteria, viruses, and toxins from contaminated indoor and outdoor facilities, air, water and/or food.
EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center: http://www.epa.gov/nhsrc/
Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA): http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/outlinks.centers/center/158
DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate: http://www.dhs.gov/scienceandtechnology