National Scientist Cites DDT Conference in Article
Suzanne Snedecker, a scientist at Cornell University, has written an
article about her participation in the Eugene Kenaga International DDT
Conference at Alma College last March.
The article, titled "View from the Pine River and Beyond: The Legacy of DDT Use and Health Effects,” appears in The Ribbon, the newsletter of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell University, Spring 2008 (Vol. 13, No. 2).
Click here to access the article.
Dr. Snedeker writes, "The conference allowed me not only to interact with scientists in other disciplines who are investigating and interpreting new data on health risks associated with DDT, but also to talk with members of the Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force and hear the stories of their dedication, accomplishments and frustrations. The conference they and Alma College organized was excellent. Speakers included historians, federal agency personal, and academics in various human and wildlife health areas from the U.S. and South Africa."
Snedecker is associate director for translational research for the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors at the Sprecher Institute.
The March 14 conference attracted international experts in the areas of public health and the environment. The scholars are drafting a consensus statement urging global policymakers to reconsider the future use of the synthetic pesticide DDT.
Posted: Wed, July 2nd, 2008 at 8:40AM