Rachel's Precaution Reporter #41  [Printer-friendly version]
June 7, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta has issued a "call for workshops" for its
National Environmental Public Health Conference, Dec. 4-6, 2006. We
are told that workshops on the precautionary principle would be
welcome. Who will step up to the plate?]

By Peter Montague

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta will be
sponsoring the 2006 National Environmental Public Health Conference
December 4-6 in Atlanta with the theme, "Advancing Environmental
Public Health: Science, Practice, New Frontiers."

We have it on good authority that the organizers of the conference
would be receptive to a proposal for a workshop on the precautionary
principle. This is an opportunity to promote discussion of
precautionary perspectives within the National Center for
Environmental Health, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry, and their umbrella organization, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

The deadline for submitting proposals for workshops is August 1. A
form must be filled out and submitted via email to conference
organizer Dr. Stephen Margolis at smargolis@cdc.gov. The necessary
form can be found here.

Complete the form, save a copy, and submit it as an e-mail
attachment to smargolis@cdc.gov. The form is a Word document and the
shaded areas will expand to accept your responses.

If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact: Dr.
Stephen Margolis at smargolis@cdc.gov [Telephone: (404) 498-0193]