H.R.4709 - Hormone Disruption Research Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] (Introduced 05/09/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Resources; Science|
|Latest Action:||05/17/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4709 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Hormone Disruption Research Act of 2002 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish a comprehensive research program on the impact and occurrence of hormone disrupting chemicals as they affect human, ecological, and wildlife health.
Introduced in House (05/09/2002)
Requires the program to: (1) compile scientifically valid information, with an emphasis on the effect of low doses during critical life stages and the extent of human and wildlife exposure; (2) research the mechanisms by which such chemicals interact with biological systems as well as their screening and tracking; and (3) include the participation of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish the Hormone Disruption Research Interagency Commission.
Establishes a Hormone Disruption Research Panel within the Institute.