Tri-State Regional Chapter (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
The Chapter’s aim is to foster and advance the science of exposure analysis related to environmental contaminants, both for human populations and ecosystems, and to promote communication among scientists, regulatory personnel, general public and other individuals or organizations
Panos Georgopoulos, Ph.D.
Rutgers University – School of Public Health
East Asia Chapter
The East-Asia Chapter is for members within the East-Asian Countries. The objectives of the Chapter are:
A. To foster, promote and advance the science of exposure analysis related to environmental
stressors in human populations and ecosystems.
B. To promote communication among scientists, policy makers, the general public and other
individuals or organizations interested in items listed in Objective A.
C. To strengthen the impact of exposure science on environmental policy making.
D. To serve as the focal point for interaction of members of the Society and other interested
individuals from academia, government and industry in the East Asian countries, i.e., to provide
communication and interaction opportunities for researchers, particularly young investigators
and scientists associated with government whose opportunity to travel to international
meetings is limited.
E. To further improve understanding, awareness, and appropriate applications of exposure
science, and to promote an exchange of ideas, communication and practical experiences among
members of the academic, professional, industrial and regulatory communities engaged in
exposure science; e.g., exposure scientists, epidemiologisits, toxicologists and other scientists in
academia, government and industry in the East Asian countries.
F. To disseminate exposure information and concepts to all interested individuals.
G. To foster integration and interaction of the various disciplines involved in exposure science.
H. To hold scientific and educational meetings and workshops.
I. To act as a resource for and provide support to the Society.
National Taiwan University
The objectives of the Chapter are to foster and promote the goals, purposes, and objectives of the International Society of Exposure Science among scientists and at institutions within California. In particular, the objectives of the Chapter are to further understanding, awareness, and appropriate applications of exposure science, and to promote an exchange of ideas, communication and practical experiences among members of the academic, professional, industrial, and regulatory communities engaged in exposure science, e.g., exposure scientists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, and other scientists in academia, government, and industry in California. The Chapter aims to act as a resource for and to provide support to the Society.
Chapter officers and Contact Information
Interim president: Thomas McKone, Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley - School of Public Health (email@example.com)
Interim treasurer: Jed Waldman, Ph.D. - California Department of Public Health - Environmental Health Laboratory Branch (Jed.Waldman@cdph.ca.gov)
Interim secretary: Laura Kwong, PhD Candidate - Stanford University - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Primary contact for more information: ISESCaliChapter@gmail.com
LinkedIn: ISES California Chapter (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13510433)
The independent European platform for advancing exposure science
Six Key Objectives
To integrate exposure science into European regulations and industry practice, and to anchor it in academic research and education, in order to foster innovation and to create a safe and sustainable future for humans and the environment.
Exposure Science in Europe
Build a European Programme to generate, assess, exchange, and communicate experimental and model-based exposure data in support of a European strategy for exposure science in the 21st century.
- Advance exposure science with focus on closing knowledge gaps, building science-based and operational data and methods, fostering integration and interaction of disciplines involved in exposure science, and anchoring exposure information in decision-making by all stakeholders.
- Provide guidance and recommendations for exposure assessment in science and policy.
- Foster the inclusion of realistic exposure information in risk assessment, alternatives assessment and chemical substitution, high-throughput risk screening, life-cycle assessment, and other regulatory and non-regulatory frameworks and management tools.
- Strengthen the impact of exposure science on human health and environmental policies.
- Support trans-agency and trans-institutional coordination, education, and engaging a broader European stakeholder community including triggering and supporting a European infrastructure to facilitate sharing, generation and dissemination of exposure information.
What is exposure science?
Exposure science in its broadest sense studies the contact between stressors
(primarily chemical, biological, and physical agents) and receptors
(e.g. molecules, cells, organs, humans, other living organisms, and non-living items like buildings), and the associated pathways and processes potentially leading to negative effects on human health and the natural and built environment. Why is ISES Europe needed?
The current EU Regulation on chemicals management REACH created a mandate to deliver adequate exposure information to foster the safe use and management of chemicals. Exposure information is also required in other European regulatory frameworks including regulations on plant protection products, biocidal products, construction products, general product safety, classification, labelling and packaging, control of air quality and major-accident hazards, etc. Furthermore, EU strategies to move towards a non-toxic environment by 2050, to strive toward a circular and bio-based economy, and to promote green and sustainable chemistry add additional challenges requiring adequate exposure information. The pertinent need for a European Programme to promote increased generation of exposure information and fit-for-purpose exposure assessment tools followed by independent assessments and use by risk managers and policy makers is our main driver for a Europe Regional Chapter in ISES.
Chair/president: Yuri Bruinen de Bruin (EC Joint Research Centre, IT)
Representative of ISES Board: Tanya Dudzina (Exxon Mobil, BE)
Secretary/Treasurer: Jos Bessems (VITO Health, BE)
European Exposure Science Strategy: Peter Fantke (Technical University of Denmark, DK)
Outreach and Education: Natalie von Goetz (ETH Zurich, CH)
Communication & Capacity building: Urs Schlüter (BAUA, DE)
Student Representative//Webmaster: Alison Connolly (National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), IE)
Want to become an ISES Europe member? Please send an email to ISES4Europe@gmail.com