U.S. EPA Appoints Solomon to Science Advisory Board

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointed COEH faculty Gina Solomon to its Chartered Science Advisory Board effective October 2011. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson selected Solomon for her scientific and technical expertise in human health risk assessment and environmental medicine.

Solomon is co-director of the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, clinical professor of medicine, and associate director of the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. She also is a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Established by Congress in 1978, the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board advises the Agency on topics related to science, technology, and social and economic issues. It also reviews scientific information used as the basis for Agency regulations as well as guidelines governing regulatory decisions.

“The EPA is the “thin green line” protecting public health and the environment from pollution and toxic substances,” according to Solomon. “I’m proud to have a role in assuring that the Agency’s science is bulletproof, since it’s the foundation for their regulatory actions.”

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