NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, will present at the 53rd annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting in Phoenix March 23-27. NSF will cover the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and careers and how it can improve public health. Topics related to youth education outreach will include careers in STEM, personal care product safety and hand washing, using its website ScrubClub.org. NSF toxicology experts will also cover dietary supplement and drinking water safety.
NSF, a silver sponsor of the meeting, will also host a workshop on March 26, "Dietary Ingredient Safety Determinations - Third Party Organization and Regulatory Perspectives," which will cover the latest research on dietary supplements including adulterants and the importance of independent testing and certification.
Additional NSF sessions will include a workshop on using newer technologies and testing strategies to improve the assessment of chemical-induced liver injury and three poster presentations highlighting drinking water safety with the determination of acceptable exposure levels for the contaminants o-phenylphenol (OPP), N-nitrosomorpholine and hydroquinone.