Events

Moving Mountains: An Evening with Arlene Blum

An illustrated lecture with Arlene Blum’s favorite stories and images from her expeditions to remote and beautiful high peaks, as well as her work with the Green Science Policy Institute to protect our health and environment from harmful chemicals…

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Free ACS webinar – Tackling Toxics: The Chemical Class Approach towards Healthier Products and Materials

There are currently tens of thousands of chemicals on the market, screening them for safety can seem like an impossible task. Rather than addressing each compound one at a time, a chemical class approach could be used to address many of the chemicals of concern commonly found in consumer products. Arlene Blum shared more about this system and how it is used by large purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, and government decision makers. …

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The Responsible Management of Waste Foams and Plastics Mixed with Flame Retardants

April 12 – 13, 2016

This interactive, by-invitation symposium brought together an international group of research scientists, engineers, policy experts, waste management businesses, and environmental health advocates to identify knowledge gaps and research and innovation opportunities for responsible end-of-life management of waste consumer products that contain foam or plastic mixed with flame retardant chemicals.…

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The Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond

February 12, 2016

This symposium brought together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals found in consumer products and building materials.…

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Health and Hope from the Ocean Depths to the Mountain Tops

January 26, 2016

From the depths of the ocean to the highest mountain summits, our planet is under assault as never before. From very different perspectives, two female adventurers shared their extraordinary worldwide experiences to inspire action to meet urgent environmental challenges that face us now and in the future.…

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