10 March 1998
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[Federal Register: March 10, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 46)]
[Page 11689-11690]
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National Institutes of Health

Electric and Magnetic Fields Research and Public Information
Dissemination (EMFRAPID) Program; Environmental Toxicology Program,
Office of Special Programs; National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, National Institutes of Health Notice: Third EMF Science
Review Symposium--EMFRAPID Program


    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and
the Department of Energy (DOE) are coordinating the implementation of
the Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) Research and Public Information
Dissemination (RAPID) Program. The EMFRAPID Program was established by
the 1992 Energy Policy Act (Section 2118 for Public Law 102-486) which
was signed in October 1992. This five-year effort is designed to
determine the potential effect from exposure to 60 Hz electric and
magnetic fields on

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biological systems, especially those produced by the generation,
transmission, and use of electric energy. the RAPID Program requires
the NIEHS to report on the extent to which exposure to electric and
magnetic fields adversely affects human health. Additional details of
this program are found in Federal Register December 16, 1997, (Volume
62, 241, pp. 65814-65815).

Science Review Symposium on Clinical and In Vivo Laboratory
Findings: Open to the Public

    In its series of science review symposia on EMF health effects
research, the third EMF Science Review Symposium is scheduled for April
6-9, 1998, at the Hyatt Regency at Civic Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona. The
program includes plenary overview talks on cancer mechanisms and risk
assessment as well as summaries of the proceedings from the first two
symposia. Breakout group sessions are planned for in-depth discussions
of research findings from clinical and in vivo laboratory studies
covering topics including breast cancer, leukemia, electromagnetic
hypersensitivity, tissue healing, and neurobehavior. This meeting is
open to the public and the registration fee is $85; for registration
information contact t: 919-541-7534, f:919-541-0144, or the world-wide-
web site: www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/home.htm.

    Dated: February 26, 1998.
Samuel H. Wilson,
Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
[FR Doc. 98-6156 Filed 3-9-98; 8:45 am]