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News Release

February 17, 2003

Metals focus of U of G toxicology symposium

The University of Guelph's Toxicology Students' Association is hosting the 17th annual Toxicology Symposium March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Lifetime Learning Centre at the Ontario Veterinary College. The event is open to the public.

The theme of the symposium is "Toxicology of Metals: Environmental and Medical Implications." Speakers will explore issues surrounding the impacts metal have on the environment and human health.

Program Highlights:

"Occupational Health & Safety: Occupational Nuclear Medicine." David Chettle, McMaster University professor.

"Plant and Crop Metal Uptake." Beverley Hale, University of Guelph professor.

"Naturopathic Medical Issues Related to Metal Toxicity." Caroline Harvey-Smith, naturopathic practitioner.

"Mercury in the Aquatic Environment." Togwell Jackson, National Water Research Institution scientist.

"Lead and Women's Health Issues." Fiona McNeill, McMaster University professor.

"Mining and Metals in Industry." Chris Wren, ESG International.

The fee for the full conference is $20 or $15 for students and includes a luncheon and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased Feb. 26 to 28 in the MacNaughton building foyer or can be reserved by contacting Vanessa Juneau at toxsa@uoguelph.ca.


For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.


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