Professor of Bioimaging Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Ulster. President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, Toxicologist from United Kingdom Dr Vyvyan Howard is Head of the Developmental Toxico-Pathology Research Group and President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment.
He’s a senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool, England and specialises in the action of toxic substances on fetal and infant well-being He has published numerous documents regarding the threat of environmental pollutants to the developing fetus.
He was the toxicologist for the U.K Government DEFRA Advisory Committee on pesticides for the past 6 years. Prof C Vyvyan Howard, an internationally recognised expert in his field, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday 9th June on behalf of CHASE at the Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing.
His current research on the effects of nanoparticles is acutely relevant to the incinerator hearing. Vyvyan Howard is a medically qualified toxico-pathologist specialising in the problems associated with the action of toxic substances on the fetus and the infant.
He is Professor of Bioimaging at the University of Ulster and has written a number of papers and book chapters and spoken in a variety of forums to draw attention to the threat posed by environmental pollutants to the developing fetus.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Past President of the Royal Microscopical Society, Member of the British Society of Toxico-Pathologists, Immediate Past President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment and Member of the European Teratology Society. A large part of Professor Howard’s current research is the investigation of the fate toxicology of nanoparticles.
His research team is in receipt of two large EU grants; ‘NanoInteract and ‘NeuroNano’. He has co-edited a book entitled ‘Particulate Matter: Properties and Effects upon Health’ published in September 1999. (Maynard RL & Howard CV, BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, 1999. ISBN 1-85996-172-X).
Vyvyan Howard has sat on two EU expert groups considering the threats and benefits posed by nanotechnology and recently addressed the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology investigating the use of nanotechnology in food. http://www.bigpicture.tv/speakers/a1e7ce56d
A presentation given in Toronto on August 11, 2008 by Dr. Vyvyan Howard entitled "Fluoride's Impact on the Brain." The meeting was sponsored by Citizens for a Safe Environment (CSE) and the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Dr. Howard is an infant and fetal pathologist with 30 years experience of investigating the effects of toxic substances on the fetus and infant.
By Madeleine Kingsley Photography by Paul Chave This interview with Professor Vyvyan Howard looks at his work on child cancer, and chemical toxins. "Life expectancy has gone up, and we are now living in a soup of carcinogenic influences; clearly the longer you live, the more likely these are to have an effect. Living longer is not itself the cause – it simply exposes you to the causes over a greater period." http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=1052
Thank you Dr Vyvyan Howard