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Gov. Brown appoints Ulrike Luderer to state toxicant identification board

Dr. Ulrike Luderer, UCI associate professor of medicine, has been named by Gov. Jerry Brown to the state Developmental & Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee. The independent panel, which operates within the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, was formed under Proposition 65, a 1986 law aimed at protecting the state’s drinking water sources from harmful chemicals. Under the legislation, the governor is required to publish annually a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The Developmental & Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, along with the Carcinogen Identification Committee, comprises scientists and health professionals who decide which chemicals are added to the list. Luderer is one of seven University of California faculty members appointed to the panel.

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