ICYMI: Recapping #SOT2016

In March, CTEH joined more than 6,000 scientists at the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) 55th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to hosting an exhibition booth at the meeting, CTEH’s Dr. Josh Harrill served as chairperson of SOT’s platform session on AhR and disease processes, which focused on the impacts of man-made and naturally released toxicants.

Dr. Chris Kuhlman, a toxicologist in the North Little Rock office, also presented his paper on settled dust. Using methods outlined in the U.S. EPA Contaminants of Potential Concern Committee of the World Trade Center Indoor Air Task Force Guidance Document, Dr. Kuhlman identified health protective screening values for inorganic metals, PAHs, PCBs and dioxins present in settled dust on outdoor surfaces. He noted that these screening values will allow stakeholders to evaluate potential health risks associated with exposure to outdoor surfaces potentially impacted by a chemical release emergency, as well as rapidly identify areas that may require remediation.

Dr. Kuhlman discussing his poster with a conference attendee

Dr. Kuhlman discussing his poster with a conference attendee

Read more of Dr. Kuhlman’s research on the “Derivation of Health-Protective Screening Values for Chemicals in Settled Dust on Outdoor Surfaces” in The Toxicologist: The Official Journal of the Society of ToxicologyYou can also see more highlights from this year’s SOT meeting by using #SOT2016 on Facebook and Twitter.