Defending Science News

Health and Safety Advocates Outline Recommendations for Protecting Workers

January 6 - The American Public Health Association's Occupational Health & Safety Section, co-chaired by Celeste Monforton, has released "Protecting Workers on the Job: Seven Priorities for Federal Action in 2009."

GW Launches New MPH Program in Environmental Health Science and Policy

December 3 - The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services is offering a new Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science and Policy.

Celeste Monforton Testifies in House

September 17 - GWU Assistant Research Professor Celeste Monforton testified at a hearing on the Department of Labor's proposed risk-assessment rule held by the House Education and Labor Committe's Workforce Protections Subcommittee.

David Michaels Featured in Authors@Google Series

August 27 - David Michaels spoke about Doubt is Their Product to Google employees as part of the company's Authors@Google series; the video is available online.

Washington Post and Chicago Tribune Publish Pieces by David Michaels

July 15 - SKAPP Director David Michaels wrote about the funding effect for the Washington Post Health section and penned a Chicago Tribune op-ed on the harm done by manufactured uncertainty.

SKAPP Authors Expose Brush Wellman Role in Stalling Stricter Beryllium Limit

July 1 - In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, authors from SKAPP and the beryllium industry present conflicting views of the industry’s role in stalling OSHA action on beryllium.

SKAPP in the Latest Public Health Reports

June 16 - The new issue of Public Health Reports features an article by Susan Wood and Kristen Perosino about the impact of the FDA Amendments Act on FDA transparency, and a response from David Michaels and Celeste Monforton to a letter on their recent beryllium article.

SKAPP Examines Government Scientists' Rights and Responsibilities

June 3 - SKAPP's new Scientists in Government project, which promotes public discussion about the rights and responsibilities of government scientists, is recruiting current and former government scientists to participate in this qualitative research.

David Michaels Testifies in Senate

May 7 - SKAPP Director David Michaels testified at an oversight hearing on science and environmental regulatory decisions held by the Senate Subcommittee on Public Sector Solutions to Global Warming, Oversight, and Children’s Health Protection.

Bisphenol A Case Study Released

April 16 - Just as the NTP has issued a new draft brief expressing concern about health effects of bisphenol A at current levels of human exposure, SKAPP has released a case study by Sarah Vogel on federal agencies’ response to this ubiquitous chemical.