H.R.4160 - Environmental Hormone Disruption Research Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] (Introduced 12/01/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Rules|
|Latest Action:||12/02/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4160 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/01/2009)
Environmental Hormone Disruption Research Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish a comprehensive program to: (1) research the health effects on women and children that may result through disruption of the hormone systems; (2) carry out research, development, and demonstrations on technologies to mitigate the occurrence of hormone-disrupting pollutants in the environment and their unintended effects on ecological and wildlife health, in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS); and (3) coordinate U.S. research on hormone disruption with research conducted in other nations.
Requires the program to provide for: (1) the collection and dissemination of scientifically valid information on human health effects of hormone-disrupting pollutants, the extent of human exposure to such pollutants, and the exposure of wildlife species to such pollutants and possible associated health effects; and (2) research on mechanisms by which such pollutants interact with biological systems, testing for hormone disruption, and the identity and fate of hormone-disrupting pollutants in the environment.
Directs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to hold a hearing on program implementation.
Gives the Director principal responsibility for conducting and coordinating research on the unintended effects of hormone-disrupting pollutants on human health and the environment.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the Hormone Disruption Research Interagency Commission. Establishes a Hormone Disruption Research Panel to make recommendations on the design and implementation of the program.