Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium – February 10, 2012

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Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium: Do flame retardants save lives?
Date & Time: Friday, February 10, 2012 – 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall, Berkeley, California

01Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Halogenated flame retardants: A global concern

02Myrto Petreas, Chief, Environmental Chemistry Branch, California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control
BFRs, CFRs, PFRs: Where are we with the toxic alphabet soup?

03Vyto Babrauskas, Fire Science & Technology, Inc.
Halogenated flame retardants in products: Fire performance and environmental consequences

04Matthew Vinci, President, Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
Banning harmful flame retardants

05Debbie Raphael, Director, California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control
Progress on safer consumer product regulations & green chemistry

06Dave Panning, BIFMA International
Business furniture industry manufacturers perspectives

07Phil Brown and Alissa Cordner, Sociology & Environmental Studies, Brown University
Scientific, social and political moments of uncertainty in flame retardant regulation