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IETP Toxicology Open House

Event Type
Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program
Beckman 1005
Nov 15, 2019   8:00 am  
Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Lane, Synthia J
+1 217 300 6465
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Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH

Director & Alison S. Carlson Endowed Professor
Program on Reproductive Healthe & the Environment
Director, Pregnancy Exposures to Environmental Chemicals
(PEEC) Children’s Center
Professor, UCSF Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
and Reproductive Sciences and the Philip R. Lee
Instiute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco


Industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants contaminate air, water, food and dust – resulting in widespread exposures to the population globally. The US alone produces over 9 trillion pounds of industrial chemicals – which includes chemicals ranging from
plasticizers to flame retardants to solvents. Dr. Woodruff will talk about chemical exposures and their contribution to chronic diseases, many of which are increasing in the population, including neurodevelopmental outcomes, diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers in children and adults. While individuals can do some things to reduce toxic chemical exposures, many are beyond their control and can only be addressed through systematic changes. Dr. Woodruff will talk about how evidence is used in decision-making and how public policy has led to important public health improvements, as well as the significant gaps that have resulted in widespread exposure to toxic chemicals.


Keynote Address
1:00-2:30pm, Room 1005 Beckman Institute
Poster Session & Refreshments
2:30pm-4:00pm, East Atrium, Beckman Institute

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