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Subject: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] [CHMINF-L] New CINF sponsored ACS Symposium book published
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:28:35 +0000
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> Science and the Law: How the Communication of Science Affects Policy Development in the Environment, Food, Health, and Transport Sectors
> Editor(s): William G. Town, Judith N. Currano
> Volume 1207
> Publication Date (Web): November 20, 2015
> Copyright 2015 American Chemical Society
> ISBN13: 9780841231085
> eISBN: 9780841231078
> DOI: 10.1021/bk-2015-1207
> Sponsoring Divisions: ACS Division of Chemical Information

There are several chapters in this ACS book that are likely to be of interest to DCHAS members, including

The Communication of Science and Infuence on Development of Science-Based Policy
William Town*

Communication and assessment of scienti c information is as important as the science itself, especially when policy-makers, politicians, and media specialists lack scienti c backgrounds. Scienti c advice has never been in greater demand; nor has it been more contested. A series of studies of the differences between scientists and the general public have shown differences in perspective. While recognizing the achievements of scientists, the views of scientists and citizens differ on a range of science, engineering, and technology issues. To deal with poor understanding of science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has launched Project 2061, which is a long-term research and development initiative focused on improving science education so that all Americans can become literate in science, mathematics, and technology. In this book, we consider the many types of communication that affect science-based policy-making, either directly or indirectly.

The Importance of Exposure Dose in Communicating the Ecotoxicology of Engineered Nanomaterials
Thomas A. Duster*

Future policy decisions related to the control of engineered nanomaterials during consumer use and disposal will be predicated in part on their toxicities to natural environmental systems. Using titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nTiO2) as a model nanomaterial, this chapter critically evaluates the capacity of existing ecotoxicology literature to communicate the potential for harm to environmental systems by searching for con uence between the following: (a) nTiO2 concentrations expected in surface waters; (b) nTiO2 concentrations that result in speci c toxicological responses to aquatic organisms; and (c) the availability of reliable methods or instrumentation that can quantitatively measure nTiO2 concentrations in real aqueous solutions. This examination shows that direct measurements of nTiO2 loading in aquatic ecosystems are limited by a dearth of analytical techniques that can simultaneously measure nTiO2 size and concentration.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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