Science and Policy of Flame Retardants and POPs in China and the US

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How Science Can Impact Policy

Prior to the 7th International Symposium on Flame Retardants in China, scientists and other experts shared their knowledge and contributed to discussions of flame retardants and other POPs.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, prior to the BFR 2015 meeting
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Location: Jian Guo Garden Hotel, Beijing, China

Click on presentation titles below to see PowerPoint slides

10:00am Morning Session:
Flammability Standards and Flame Retardants: Benefits and Harm

01Arlene Blum, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UCB; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute, Berkeley, CA USA
Fire Safety without Harm: Changing Flammability Regulations

02Myrto Petreas, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Environmental Chemistry Branch, CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA USA
Can Science Drive Policy? A Personal History of Finding PBDEs in California and Californians

03Jianguo Liu, Ph.D.
College of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
Chemical Management Policy Issues in China: Social and Economic Analysis of HBCD as a Case Study

04Erika Schreder, M.S.
Science Director, Washington Toxics Coalition, Washington, USA
Why is the Use of Flame Retardants in Consumer Products in the United States Changing?

05Tom Webster, D.Sc.
Dept. of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
Science and Advocacy: Flame Retardants as a Case Study

1:30pm Afternoon Session:
Occurrence and Policy Developments around POPs

06Miriam Diamond, Ph.D.
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
Planetary Boundary and Six Classes of Harmful Chemicals

07Arlene Blum, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UCB; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute, Berkeley, CA USA
Fire Safety without Harm: Changing Flammability Regulations

08Ling-yan Zhu, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, P. R. China
Occurrence in the Environment and Human Exposure of PFASs in China

09Cheng Qian, LL.B., M.Phil. and Mengjiao (Melissa) Wang, Ph.D.
Toxics Assistant Campaign Manager, Greenpeace East Asia; Research Scientist, Greenpeace Research Laboratories, Exeter, UK
Flame Retardants in China: Use in the Electronics Industry, Contamination & Human Exposure from E-waste Recycling, and Policy Developments

10Sharyle Patton
Director, Biomonitoring Resource Center, Bolinas, California, USA
Biomonitoring for Flame Retardants: How Pervasive is Exposure and who is Most at Risk?