|Fry appointed to National Research Council committee on arsenic
Dr. Rebecca Fry
Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve on the National Research Council's new committee on inorganic arsenic.
The committee will provide expert guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a human health risk assessment of inorganic arsenic and review EPA's assessment before it is finalized.
"I am honored to have been selected to serve," Fry said. "Currently, tens of millions around the globe are being exposed to high levels of inorganic arsenic. It is of great importance to me to be able to help the EPA develop and review its toxicological (cancer and non-cancer) assessment of arsenic for its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)." [more]