The 12,000 or so attendees at the 203rd national American Chemical Society meeting, running April 5-10 in San Francisco, will spend a lot more time discussing purely chemical issues than safety or job concerns; most of the 656 technical meetings, the 6,200 paper presentations, and the 425 expo- sition booths highlight such topics as anticancer drug taxol, plastics recycling, and AIDS prevention. Still, many safety and career topics will be covered. The following are examples:

* Aspects of chemical exposure litigation Tuesday, April 7; Marriott hotel A daylong symposium addressing topics including the role of chemist as consultant, and the perspective of a plaintiff in a chemical exposure trial.

* Radiation and society Wednesday, April 8; Sheraton Palace hotel An afternoon focusing on studies of radium dial painters and mortality among employees of the United States Department of Energy.

* Symposium on the chemical education of women in the 1990s...

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