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The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond 2019

Friday | February 15, 2019 | 8:30 am — 4:00 pm

UC Berkeley – University Hall | Berkeley, CA

This symposium brings together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials. Flame retardants, highly fluorinated, and other chemical classes of concern will all be discussed.
Location: 150 University Hall, UC Berkeley, 2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California, USA. Parking information for the event can be found here.

8:30am: Registration and Networking: Continental Breakfast

9:00am Efforts to Reduce PFAS: What’s Sticking?

01Arlene Blum
UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
The Class Concept is Catching On 

02Tom Bruton
Green Science Policy Institute
Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds: Health and Environmental Impacts

03Rainer Lohmann
University of Rhode Island
Tracking Pollutants of Concern from Products to the Poles

04Pamela Miller
Alaska Community Action on Toxics and IPEN Co-Chair
PFAS Contaminating Our Planet: What Can We Do?

05Robert Bilott, JD
Taft, Stettinius and Hollster, LLP
Towards the Beginning of the End of “Forever Chemicals”? 

06Panel on PFAS
With morning speakers and Heather Bischel, UC Davis

12:00pm Audience Introductions and Lunch

The Flame Retardant Dilemma: Ten Years Later

07Seth Fernandez
UC Riverside
Regulating Chemicals by Class: The Inside Story of a Giant Step Forward

08Lauren Heine
Northwest Green Chemistry
Identifying Safer Alternatives: Flame Retardants in Electronics

09Lauren Zeise
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
How California Proposition 65 and Biomonitoring Reduce the Use of Flame Retardants and Other Chemicals of Concern

10Panel on Flame Retardants
With afternoon speakers

Future Directions Group Discussion and Wrap Up
4:00pm End of Day

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Cost: $10 - $50
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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