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ISES: To better our world, its ecosystems, and inhabitants, by creating an international community that advances and integrates exposure science into research and action.

The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) promotes and advances exposure science (methods, measurements, models) as it relates to the complex inter-relationships between human populations, communities, ecosystems, wildlife, and chemical, biological, and physical agents, and non-chemical stressors. ISES members have diverse expertise and training in biological, physical, environmental, and social sciences, as well as various engineering disciplines.

According to the National Research Council, “exposure science links human and ecological behavior to environmental processes in such a way that the information generated can be used to mitigate or prevent future adverse exposures.”

The Society’s multidisciplinary expertise and international reach make it the premiere professional society for practitioners associated with all aspects of exposure science

(research, teaching, policy, communication, outreach).

ISES 2020 - Going Virtual!

ISES2020, originally scheduled to take place this September 20-24 in Oakland, California, will now take place in an online format. We plan to keep the meeting dates as close as possible to the current schedule.

We appreciate your patience as we “go virtual”. We will continue to inform you of details regarding the annual meeting as they become available. Updates will also be posted to the conference website.

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 18. Click here to submit an abstract.

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE)

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) is the official journal of ISES.

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When you join ISES, you will make a difference in furthering ISES’ mission and have opportunities to meet others who share your passion for exposure science and related topics.

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  • Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar
  • Read the latest article by Paloma Beamer on “More in this case, is not necessarily better” when it comes to the new normal and returning to work after COVID-19.
  • JESEE collection that can support COVID-19 research available here. 
  • JESEE Editorial about COVID-19 written by ISES members available here. 
  • EPA has announced the opportunity to provide nominations for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). We are seeking your assistance with developing a robust pool of candidates to be considered for appointment to the SACC. Please help further our outreach by spreading the word to International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) members. For more information on the TSCA SACC, visit:
  • Abstracts submission site is now open, submit an abstract today – deadline extended to June 18, 2020.
  • Check out the collaboration between ISES and the International Human Biomonitoring Work Group.
  • Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology Healthy Buildings Special Issue: JESEE’s latest issue is a special issue on Healthy Buildings guest edited by Joseph G. Allen and Michael S. Waring. Read the full issue here now. We hope you enjoy.
  • Submit your research on children’s environmental health to the special issue “Children’s Exposures to Chemical and Non-Chemical stressors Found in Their Everyday Environments”. More details can be found here.
  • Please consider being part of the new special issue of IJERPH*: Intersection of Risk Assessment, Exposure Science, and Epidemiology: Issues and Path Forward. Papers addressing ideas around the epidemiology–exposure–risk assessment intersection and approaches for enhancing the translation of human research into public health decisions are welcome for this Special Issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis until the 2021 deadline (standard peer review will take place). More information here!
  • Reflections from a Founding Member:  One of our founding ISES members, Dr. Tom McKone, shares his insights from the past 30 years of progress in exposure science, and his thoughts on the future of the field and our Society.  Click here to learn more.