[Pharmwaste] 6th International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water, Oct 22-23, 2007, Costa Mesa CA

DeBiasi,Deborah dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Mon May 14 16:23:15 EDT 2007

Technologies to treat pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting chemicals
(EDCs) in water will be addressed during the National Ground Water
Association's (NGWA) 6th International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water, set for October 22-23, 2007, in
Costa Mesa, CA, according to the association's Web site. 

The following topics are under review for this conference:

* Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and EDCs in the environment
* New regulatory approaches in the United States and Europe
* Human health effects from exposure to low levels of EDCs and
* Transport and fate of pharmaceuticals and EDCs in the environment
* Current research by pharmaceutical manufacturers
* Formation and promotion of antibiotic resistance in the environment
* Field studies on fate and transport from land-applied manure and
sewage sludge
* Uptake of veterinary drug residues by plants for human consumption
* Steroidal hormones: sources, fate, transport, and treatment
* Risk assessment and management of pharmaceuticals and EDCs
* Comparison of treatment technologies: efficacy and costs
* Modeling and measurement of pharmaceuticals from hospitals, municipal,
and veterinary sources
* Natural attenuation of pharmaceuticals and EDCs
* Antibiotics and drug-resistant bacteria and viruses
* Human and veterinary sources of pharmaceuticals and EDCs to the
* Uptake of pharmaceuticals and EDCs by terrestrial and aquatic
* Effects of pharmaceuticals and EDCs on wildlife
* Proteomic and genomic approaches for assessing EDCs' effects on cells
* Technologies for detection, evaluation of metabolism, and activities
of EDCs
* Innovative and cost-effective remediation and treatment technologies
* Sustainable natural removal processes.


Deborah L. DeBiasi
Email:   dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Water Permit Programs
Industrial Pretreatment/Toxics Management Program
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218 (NEW!)
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219
PH:         804-698-4028
FAX:      804-698-4032

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