PPDC Scheduled for EDSP Update

The Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee will meet June 5-6, 2014, at the EPA Conference Center, 2777 Crystal Drive (1 Potomac Yard South), Arlington, Virginia.  For those unable to attend in person, the Conference Line is 1-866-299-3188, and the Conference Code is 703 308 4775 #.  On June 6, from 10:45-11:15 ET, the PPDC is scheduled for an Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Update.  The  Session Chair for this update is David Dix, Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy, OCSPP, EPA.  Click here for the PPDC website.



NAS/NRC Publishes Review of EPA Paper on NMDRs

The National Academy of Science’s National Research Council has published its report entitled: Review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s State-of-the-Science Evaluation
of Nonmonotonic Dose–Response Relationships as They Apply to Endocrine Disruptors. This NAS/NRC report has obvious implications for EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.  Click here for report.

This report includes the following conclusions:

 “Recommendation: An analytic plan should be developed and applied consistently to the evidence on the three hormone pathways. Important elements of the plan include predefining and documenting the literature-search strategies and their results, establishing criteria for selecting studies for analysis, establishing criteria for determining study quality, using templates for presenting evidence consistently in tabular and graphic form, and documenting approaches to integration of evidence. Guidance on these elements is provided below [in following sections of the report].”