This page contains helpful links and materials for journalists and others new to the work of the Green Science Policy Institute and the issues surrounding flame retardants and other chemicals of concern. See our latest press releases.
Selected Media Coverage
- CNN: Public water supply is unsafe for millions of Americans (2016)
- Science Magazine: Tackling Toxics (2016)
- New York Times: Chemicals in Your Popcorn? (2015)
- New York Times and Retro Report: A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health (2015)
- Chicago Tribune: Playing with fire investigative series (2012)
- New York Times: Are you safe on that sofa? (2012)
- New York Times Magazine: How dangerous is your couch? (2012)
- Full list: Recent and notable press coverage
Arlene Blum: “Breaking Trail: Peaks, Public Health, and Policy” | Talks at Google
Arlene Blum speech for the International Interior Design Association Leaders Breakfast
TEDx Talks: Dr. Arlene Blum on the pervasiveness of toxic chemicals in today’s world
TEDx Talks: Dr. Arlene Blum on the connection between flame retardants and plastics pollution
Authors at Google: Breaking Trail with Arlene Blum
Arlene Blum: A Dove Real Woman Role Model
Dr. Blum’s April 2014 presentation to the U.S. Green Building Council, discussing recent flame retardant policy changes and introducing two other chemical classes of concern
Produced by Jules Roman Tippet and Maya Tippet and shown at Berkeley Community Fund’s High Hopes Dinner in October 2014, this video prefaced Dr. Arlene Blum’s reception of the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal
The Institute publishes in academic, technical, and popular venues in partnership with leading chemists, fire scientists, and health experts. Click here for a list of Green Science Policy Institute publications.
The Six Classes project educates manufacturers and decision makers about a new way of considering chemicals of concern, by class rather than individually. Visit SixClasses.org to learn more and to view presentations on the six classes of chemicals that contain many of the harmful substances found in everyday products.