Plastic Health Harm: Your Body and the Global Community, 6/27/13

20130530plasticThe final event in our Breaking the Chains of Plastic event series focuses on consumer plastics, and the hidden, global story these everyday products take through their production, use, and disposal. Sorting through the news about health harm, there can be too much information or not enough, leaving it unclear how to respond. How do plastics affect our bodies? How do plastics affect people’s health around the planet?

Join us for a special conversation with experts Dr. Marion Guyer and Monica Wilson about common bad actors like phthalates, PVC, BPA, flame retardants, and VOCs and their associated health impacts. How do the many types of plastic that we encounter differ in their toxicity? What factors contribute to disease? How can workers in plants be affected? Monica Wilson, the US and Canada director of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), will examine the toxicity problems associated with reprocessing plastic waste and the impacts that plastic incineration has on frontline communities around the globe. Hear about organizations and legislative initiatives taking action on the worst chemicals and how measures such as Extended Producer Responsibility can reduce plastic packaging and the sources of harm.

Join this free event next Thursday, June 27th at the Ecology Center from 7 – 9 PM. For more details, click here.
This event is part of the Breaking the Chains of Plastic series co-sponsored by Plastic Pollution Coalition, Green Sangha, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, and Transition Berkeley.


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