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From August 5, 2002

EPA to Hold Forum on Children's Exposure to Wood Preservatives: Let Your Story be Heard

This one-day meeting will be held for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) to review information about children's exposure to toxic chemicals contained in wood preservatives.

Beyond Pesticides will be participating in this forum and wants to represent your concerns. We will be presenting information on health effects of pressure-treated wood along with stories of poisoned individuals. If you would like us to help you submit comments, present your story, or any information you have about the health effects of wood preservatives contact Jessica Lunsford at 202-543-5450 or [email protected].

The meeting is on August 30, 2002, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. The telephone number for the Sheraton Hotel is (703) 486-1111.

Requests to present oral comments, submission of written comments, or requests for special seating arrangements may be submitted directly to the EPA by mail, electronically, or in person. For more detailed instructions for each method, or for general information from the EPA, please refer to the July 31 Federal Register (http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-MEETINGS/2002/July/Day-31/m19229.htm) or contact Olga Odiott, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Science Coordination and Policy (7202M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8450; fax number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail addresses: [email protected].