Domoic Acid Workshop:
                Evaluating the State of the Science and               Implications for Human Toxicity


Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center
AGR Hall 

530 Alumni Ln
Davis, CA 95616

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Shannon Murphy

Please join the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and UC Davis for a scientific workshop exploring domoic acid dose levels that induce adverse effects and the spectrum of health endpoints..

Domoic acid is a neurotoxin that is produced by some species of the algae Pseudo-nitzschia and can accumulate in shellfish, including crustaceans.  Following large algal blooms along the California coast, the contamination of shellfish can be widespread.  Consuming contaminated shellfish poses potential health concerns for both humans and marine mammals.

Topics include:

  • Effects reported in marine mammals and rodents, and their relevance to human health
  • Chronic, low-level domoic acid exposure in humans
  • Pharmacokinetics and understanding the human dose
  • Endpoints relevant to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Space is limited, so please register early!

For parking and directions to the event, please visit the UC Davis website.