Workshop Prior to DIOXIN 2017: Science and Policy of Organohalogens


On August 20, 2017, prior to the 2017 Dioxin symposium in Vancouver, Canada, leading scientists will share new information on the science and policy of organohalogens. Flame retardants, highly fluorinated chemicals, and chlorinated antimicrobials will be discussed in short lectures, and interactive small and large group sessions.

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Check-in and networking begin at 9:00 AM.
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Click Here to View Presentations and Speakers

Payment in advance: (Cost includes lunch and meeting expenses)
$30 US (academia/non-profit/government); $10 US (students); $150 US (business).
Cash at the door:
$50 US or CAD 70 (academia/non-profit/government); $20 US or CAD 25 (students); $175 US or CAD 235 (business).

Questions: Please contact [email protected].


Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute, U.S.
Introduction to Highly Fluorinated Chemicals

Roxana Sühring, Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), U.K.
Fire Fighting Foams in Offshore Oil & Gas Production: A Major Source of PFCs?

Ian Ross, ARCADIS, U.K.
PFAS Impacts Resulting from Fire Protection: Management and Mitigation Options

Erika Schreder, Toxic Free Future, U.S.
PFASs Contamination in Washington State and Policy Developments

Daniel Borg, KEMI, Sweden
A Swedish Tax on Hazardous Substances in Certain Consumer Products

Christoph Koch, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Science & Regulation of Polymers: A Look at PolyFR

Improving Policy & Purchasing: Communicating about Organohalogens
Improving the impact of scientific research, including viewing and discussion of short videos

PANEL: How Scientists Can Contribute to Policy
Myrto Petreas, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, U.S.
Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto, Canada
Roland Weber, POPs Environmental Consulting, Germany
Tom Bruton, Green Science Policy Institute, U.S.