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Toxicity – Continued 3. Environmental Protection Agency. Guidance for the reregistration of pesticide products
containing phosmet as the active ingredient. Washington, DC: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, 1986; EPA report no. EPA-540-RS-87-107.
Notices to Readers
Announcement of the Third National Conference on
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
CDC and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) will cosponsor the Third National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Putting Science Into Practice, October 19–21, 1988, at the Hyatt Regency Denver, in Denver, Colorado. The conference is open to the public; there will be no registration fee.
The conference will build on the strategies identified by participants at the First and Second National Conferences on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. Those two conferences placed particular emphasis on the interactions among federal, state, and local health departments; voluntary health agencies; professional organizations; and others.
This year's conference will include the following plenary sessions:
Preventive Health Services in Primary Care Settings (including the cost
effectiveness of chronic disease prevention and control strategies) • Long-Term/Broad Strategic Issues for Public Health Chronic Disease Control Concurrent afternoon sessions will focus on breast cancer, cervical cancer, cholesterol/cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and smoking.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Martha S. Brocato, Division of Chronic Disease Control, Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, Centers for Disease Control (F10), Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone: (404) 488-4251 or FTS 236-4251.
Malaria Prevention Information System
Information on prevention of malaria for travelers is now available 24 hours a day by calling (404) 639-1610. The information system, which is a CDC pilot project, gives general information about malaria and malaria prevention and detailed recommendations on malaria prevention in specific geographic areas (Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, China and Southeast Asia, and Oceania). Information on prevention of malaria in children and pregnant or breastfeeding women is also available. Callers can select any one or all of the informational messages and should be prepared to write down the names and dosages of drugs. The information will be updated as needed.
Erratum: Vol. 36, No. 6
In the article entitled "PCB Contamination of Ceiling Tiles in Public Buildings – New Jersey," the second sentence of the third paragraph states: "In February 1986, a consultant hired by the college pursued the secretary's observation and evaluated ceiling tiles throughout the school." The sentence should read: "A consultant was hired by the college in January 1986, and the consultant's sampling and analysis of the ceiling tiles was under way at the time of the secretary's observation. The observations of both the secretary and the consultant occurred simultaneously and independently of each other."
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Editor James O. Mason, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Michael B. Gregg, M.D. Director, Epidemiology Program Office
Managing Editor Carl W. Tyler, Jr., M.D.
Gwendolyn A. Ingraham