FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
March 13, 2009 Contact: William Gerrish
Hartford – Gary L. Ginsberg, Ph.D., state toxicologist for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), has been recognized by the Society of Toxicology for his paper, “Modeling Approaches for Estimating the Dosimetry of Inhaled Toxicants in Children.” The paper has been selected by the society as an outstanding 2008 published paper demonstrating an application of risk assessment.
Ginsberg, along with four others, looked at how children may be more susceptible to inhaled toxicants than adults due to their lower body weight and lung surface area and how existing models on inhaled toxicants for adults could be adapted for children. The paper summarizes a series of presentations given at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Workshop on Inhalation Risk Assessment in Children held in June of 2006. The paper was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health on January 1, 2008.
Gary has been employed by the DPH for 14 years in the Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program. In addition to working at DPH, Gary is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Community Medicine and an adjunct faculty member at Yale University. Gary is a resident of West Hartford where he lives with his wife. They have two children.
Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem, including the prevention and amelioration of such adverse effects. For more information about the Society of Toxicology, visit their website at www.toxicology.org.
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