Congressional Briefing on Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment
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Congressional Briefing on Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: Independent Testing Laboratories and the Federal Government.

 

ACIL wants to thank everyone who attended the wonderfully successful Congressional Briefing on Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: Independent Testing Laboratories and the Federal Government on July 18th. We were joined by Reps. Lipinski (D-IL) and Moolenaar (R-MI), where multiple presenters spoke to the importance of independent testing for all Americans, from how it affects everything from drinking water to olive oil to the food on their table.  We immensely appreciate everyone who made this event possible. 



Speakers Included:

- Judy Morgan (ACIL Environment Sciences Section Chair and PACE Analytical)
- Michelle Briscoe (Brooks Applied Labs)
- Bradley Meadows (Babcock Laboratories)
- John Reuther (Eurofins USA)
- Joseph Konschnik ( Independent Laboratories Institute Chair and RESTEK)
- Kasey Raley (Eurofins USA)

Moderated by Joel Creswell, Ph.D. (Legislative Assistant – Rep. Lipinski (IL))

 

Rep. Moolenaar (R- Michigan) addresses the Congressional Briefing.

 

During the Congressional Briefing, several important topic were discussed that are all vital to the American public.  The importance of preserving and protecting the safety of the nation’s food supply was of special importance. 

Discussions ranged from preventing E.coli. from contaminating romaine lettuce to the authenticity of olive oil, as well as the importance of clean drinking water and reducing the arsenic levels in rice-based foods. 

Speakers brought updates on advancements in Green Chemistry and New Technology at EPA.

Rep Lipinski (D-Illinois) addresses the Congressional Briefing

 

ACIL is an association representing independent commercial scientific and engineering firms with over 1,000 facilities across the U.S. engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development to enhance public health and safety.