Welcome to the June issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter.

Last month we mentioned that the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury, fails to include mercury-containing vaccines, responsible for a direct exposure of humans to the highly toxic organomercury compound Thimerosal. Pharmaceuticals were excluded from the Convention, and the WHO was one of the strong organizations fighting for such exclusion.  The U.S. Center of Disease Control (CDC)
states on its website that "low doses of thimerosal in vaccines do not cause harm, and are only associated with minor local injection site reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site".  A paper published in the journal BioMed Research International now provides direct evidence that the CDC's safety assurances about the mercury-containing preservative are not fact-based, according to the article's lead author, Brian Hooker, PhD. (see the news below).

Another exposure route for organomercury is the consumption of seafood. Consumer protection and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to respond to a July 2011 petition in which the groups asked the FDA to give consumers clear, accurate and accessible information about toxic mercury in the seafood they eat. Now the FDA updates its advice for consumers (see the news below).


EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

CDC's Vaccine Safety Research is Exposed as Flawed and Falsified in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal
Substantial Scientific Evidence Exists that Vaccine Ingredient is a Developmental Neurotoxin

Methylmercury in fish: FDA updates its advice for consumers
The head of the Food and Drug Administration announced that new guidelines are coming about mercury in seafood but they’ll be an advisory, not a mandate and won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages.

With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.
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2014 NEMC /Environmental Measurement Symposium

Date: August 4,2014 - August 8,2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
July 1,2014 Registration

24. ICP-MS Anwendertreffen und
11. Symposium Massenspektrometrische Verfahren
Elementspurenanalyse 2014

Date: September 15,2014 - September 18,2014
Location: HZG Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
June 30,2014 Last minute poster abstracts
July 15,2014 Registration

2014 SCIX Conference: Annual National Meeting of the Society
for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) /
The 41st Annual North American Meeting of the Federation
of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS)

Date: September 28,2014 - October 3,2014
Location: Reno, Nevada
July 31,2014 Submission of abstracts for poster presentations

9th Aegean Analytical Chemistry Days (AACD2014)

Date: September 29,2014 - October 3,2014
Location: Aegean island of Chios, Greece
July 25,2014 Reduced registration fee deadline
August 22,2014 Last date of payment for inclusion of abstract in the conference proceedings
August 27,2014 Last minute posters deadline
(May not appear in the final programme and conference proceedings)

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation
analysis is missing in our Agenda.

ISMEC2014: International Symposium on Metal Complexes 2014
Location: Pavia, Italy
Date: 08.06.2014 - 12.06.2014

62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 15.06.2014 - 19.06.2014

ISEAC38: The 38th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: 17.06.2014 - 20.06.2014

BioMetals 2014
Location: Durham, NC USA
Date: 13.07.2014 - 18.07.2014

2014 NEMC /Environmental Measurement Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Date: 04.08.2014 - 08.08.2014

ISC 2014: 30th International Symposium on Chromatography
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date: 14.08.2014 - 18.08.2014


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