Environmental health and safety issues related to chemistry are excerpted from the EPA Science Matters newsletter.
EPA Science Matters
September 10, 2019
EPA's Science Matters newsletter delivers the latest from EPA's Office of Research and Development straight to your inbox. Keep scrolling to read about recent news and upcoming events.
Common 3D printer ink, or filament, can emit gases during the printing phase that may pose a health risk to users and bystanders. EPA researchers studied VOC emissions from carbon nanotubes filaments under a variety of conditions to simulate the different heating, melting, and forming of plastics that can occur during 3D printing. This research can lead to printer designs that limit these emissions and recommended printing locations that limit exposure to users.
EPA has merged chemical information dashboards into one place for easier searching. All functionality and data available in the Endocrine Disruption Screening Program for the 21st Century Dashboard and ToxCast have been migrated to the CompTox Chemicals Dashboard. The CompTox Chemicals Dashboard was recently updated to contain the newest ToxCast data, including new chemicals and assays described in the release notes here.
EPA is accepting applications for research funding opportunities. The first is looking for research to improve the development of chemical toxicokinetic tools and approaches for broader applicability during chemical evaluations. EPA is also accepting applications for research to build better resilience in vulnerable communities against issues such as chemical contaminants, natural disasters and changing environmental conditions.
9/11 EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: CompTox Chemicals Dashboard
9/16 Sustainable and Healthy Communities Webinar: Bridging Silos with Dr. Katrina Korfmacher
9/18 Water Research Webinar: Geospatial Patterns of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in US Rivers and Streams
9/24 - 9/25 Small Water Systems Research Webinar: Live Broadcast from EPA's Small Systems Drinking Water Workshop
9/26 Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice: Accelerating the Pace of Chemical Risk Assessment (APCRA) Through International Collaborative Case Studies
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