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November 2010


Institute of Medicine Report Sets New Dietary Intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D to Maintain Health and Avoid Risks Associated with Excess (11/30/10, National Academies); see links to full report, report in brief, project website, and archived video



Earth and Space Science Missions Have Fewer Risks If Conducted by a Single Government Agency (11/23/10, National Academies); see full report Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Collaboration on Space and Earth Science Missions


One Trillion Food Import Bill as Prices Rise - International Community Must Be Aware of Possibility of Even Higher Food Prices in 2011 (11/17/10, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


Events Preceding Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill Point to Failure to Account for Safety Risks and Potential Dangers (11/17/10, National Academies); see full report Interim Report on Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout and Ways to Prevent Such Events


NAS President Testifies in Congress on Climate Change (11/17/10, National Academies); provides links to webcast and statement transcript


National Transportation Safety Board Adds Motorcycle Safety to Most Wanted List; Removes Recreational Boating (11/16/10, NTSB)


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report on Risks of Proposed Kansas Biocontainment Lab Is Incomplete, Says National Research Council (11/15/10, National Academies); see full report Evaluation of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security's Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas


NOAA Reopens More Than 8,000 Square Miles in the Gulf of Mexico to Fishing - 99.6 Percent of Federal Waters Now Open (11/15/10, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


Algorithmics Enhances Algo Risk Service with New Customization Capabilities (11/15/10, Algorithmics)


Just the Right Dose - IAEA Hosting World Unique Event on Measurement of Radiation Dose in Medicine (11/12/10, International Atomic Energy Agency)


U.S. EPA Releases Reports on Dioxin Emitted During Deepwater Horizon BP Spill - Reports Find Levels of Dioxins Created During Controlled Burns Were Below Levels of Concern (11/12/10, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Fisheries: European Commission Proposes Science-based, Sustainable Fishing Opportunities for 2011 (11/11/10, European Union); also see European Commission's Proposal on Fishing Opportunities: the Ins and Outs


IAEA and International Centre for Theoretical Physics Open Nuclear Energy Management School - Training a New Generation of Nuclear Energy Leaders (11/11/10, International Atomic Energy Agency)


Potential Hemlock Hybrids Tolerant to Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (11/10/10, USDA Agricultural Research Service)


CDC Releases Two Reports on Excessive Alcohol Use and Related Harms (11/10/10, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Manganese Is a Public Health Hazard in East Liverpool, Ohio (11/10/10, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)


New NIH Data Show Gains in COPD Awareness - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Increases Effort to Reach Those Still Uninformed about 4th Leading Cause of Death (11/9/10, National Institutes of Health)


FDA Working to Prevent Radiation Overdoses During CT Scans (11/9/10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


Lung Cancer Trial Results Show Mortality Benefit with Low-dose CT - Twenty Percent Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Seen Among Those Who Were Screened with Low-dose Spiral CT Than with Chest X-ray (11/4/10, National Institutes of Health)


Changes Needed to Improve Nutrition of Meals and Snacks Provided Through Federally Supported Day Care Food Program for Children and Adults (11/4/10, National Academies); see links to full report, report in brief, and project Web site


FDA, USDA, Cornell University Announce Alliance for Produce Safety - Aim Is to Help Produce Growers, Packers Access Food Safety Educational Materials (11/4/10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


NOAA Policy Encourages Catch Shares to End Overfishing and Rebuild Fisheries (11/4/10, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


Nuclear Waste: European Commission Proposes Safety Standards for Final Disposal (11/3/10, European Commission); also see Questions & Answers: Safety Standards for Nuclear Waste Disposal


Transparent Conductive Material Could Lead to Power-Generating Windows - Combines Elements for Light Harvesting and Electric Charge Transport Over Large, Transparent Areas (11/3/10, Brookhaven National Laboratory)


Deadly Animal Virus Threatens to Spread to Southern Africa - 50 Million Sheep and Goats at Risk (11/2/10, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


NIH Researchers Identify Genetic Elements Influencing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes (11/2/10, National Institutes of Health)


Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources - Technology Developed by DOE and Industry Partners Is Commercialized for Use in the Private Sector (11/2/10, National Energy Technology Laboratory)


SuperDerivatives and Algorithmics to Deliver Exceptional Risk Management Across OTC Derivatives to the Buy and Sell Side (11/1/10, Algorithmics)


Laboratory Test Results of Cholera Outbreak Strain in Haiti Announced (11/1/10, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


October 2010


15th Scientific Colloquium: European Food Safety Authority Shares Progress on Its Work on Emerging Risks (10/29/10, EFSA); also see Development and Implementation of a System for the Early Identification of Emerging Risks in Food and Feed


NOAA and FDA Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood - All Samples Test Within Safety Threshold (10/29/10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


Scientists Call for Caution on Widely Used Flame Retardants - "San Antonio Statement" Raises Concerns about Toxicity and Efficacy (10/28/10, Environmental Health Perspectives)


The Security Fallacy: Seven Myths about Physical Security (10/26/10, Argonne National Laboratory)


Africa Seizes Chance Against Polio - More Than 72 Million Children to Be Immunized Across 15 Countries to Tackle Remaining Risks (10/26/10, World Health Organization)


U.S. DOT, U.S. EPA Propose the Nation’s First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses (10/25/10, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Argonne Launches New Tool to Help Auto Industry Reduce Costs (10/19/10, Argonne National Laboratory)


NOAA: Year-to-Date Global Temperature Ties for Warmest on Record - Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Its Third Lowest Minimum Extent on Record (10/15/10, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


FDA: Possible Increased Risk of Thigh Bone Fracture with Bisphosphonates - Labeling Change Adds Warning about Possible Risks of Long-term Use of Osteoporosis Drugs (10/13/10, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols on Fronts of Food Packaging - Should Focus on Calories, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Sodium (10/13/10, National Academies); see links to full report and project Web site


Argonne Scientists Watch the Birth of Nanoparticles for the First Time (10/13/10, Argonne National Laboratory)


How Ecosystems Protect Communities Against Natural Hazards (10/13/10, United Nations Environment Programme)


Unraveling Complexity of Haiti Quake Reveals Hidden Faults and Future Hazards (10/10/10, U.S. Geological Survey)


22 Countries in Protracted Crisis - Assistance Should Be Refocused for Countries Around the World Suffering from Double and Triple Shocks (10/6/10, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Regulatory Science Reportt (10/6/10, FDA); see report Advancing Regulatory Science for Public Health


Hundreds Dead, Thousands at Risk from Nigerian Lead Pollution, UN Team Reports (10/5/10, United Nations)


NOAA Reopens Nearly 3,000 Square Miles in the Gulf of Mexico to Fishing - 90 Percent of Federal Waters Now Open (10/5/10, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


Basel III Misses Opportunity to Break Down the Silo Culture in Banking - Algorithmics Questions the Missing Link Between Capital and Liquidity (10/4/10, Algorithmics)


Forest Biodiversity at Risk, but Conservation Efforts Are Growing - FAO Releases Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (10/4/10, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


U.S. Transportation Secretary Rolls Out Upgraded 5-Star Vehicle Safety Ratings System (10/4/10, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Reaches Out to Prevent Distracted Driving - Agency Launches Online Resource for Drive Safely Work Week (10/4/10, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)


Nearly 1,000 Additional Employers and Unions Will Receive Help Providing Health Coverage to Early Retirees and Their Families - A Total of Nearly 3,000 Employers and Unions Has Been Approved to Participate in the Affordable Care Act’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program to Date; Applications Still Being Accepted (10/4/10, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


Children, Males, and Blacks Are at Increased Risk for Food Allergies (10/4/10, National Institutes of Health)


Affordable Care Act Gives Consumers New Tools, Makes Health Insurance Market More Transparent - Now Provides New Information About Private Insurance Benefits and Pricing to Improve Competition and Lower Costs (10/1/10, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


NOAA Reopens More Than 5,000 Square Miles in the Gulf of Mexico to Fishing - 89 Percent of Federal Waters Now Open (10/1/10, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


Gene Variations That Alter Key Enzyme Linked to Prostate Cancer - Ties Found Previously for Susceptibility to Testicular Cancer, Adrenal Gland Tumors (10/1/10, National Institutes of Health)


New Study Validates Factors That Enhance the Intelligence of a Group - Tendency to Cooperate Effectively Is Linked to the Number of Women in a Group (10/1/10, National Science Foundation)


Joint Statement by Secretaries Clinton and Sebelius on the U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948 (10/1/10, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); see links to a fact sheet and additional information about the study


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