FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 13, 2010

American Chemical Society hosts briefing on pharmaceuticals in water on Sept. 14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2010 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress Project invites news media to attend a luncheon briefing on “Pharmaceuticals in Our Water: Concerns and Responses.” It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building. No advance registration is necessary.

The briefing focuses on the different types of drugs in waterways and drinking water, their persistence in the environment, and the best ways of drug disposal to reduce the amounts that reach the environment.

Co-hosted by The Society for Risk Analysis, The Society of Toxicology, and the House Science and Technology Committee, the briefing will feature the following panelists and an open discussion:

Moderator: Jane Staveley, Arcadis U.S., Inc.


  • Mae Wu, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Shane Snyder, University of Arizona
  • Sierra Fletcher, Product Stewardship Institute
  • Richard Williams, formerly of Pfizer, Inc.

The Science & the Congress Project was established in 1995 to provide a neutral and credible source of scientific information targeted to policymakers on Capitol Hill. Expert speakers are chosen to provide a balanced presentation about the topic under discussion, and their comments are independent of any position that may be held by the American Chemical Society, the sponsors of Science & the Congress, or its co-hosts. For more information, visit Science & the Congress Project.


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