Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium – February 12, 2010

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Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium: New research on human health impacts
Date & Time: Friday, February 12, 2010 – 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall, Berkeley, California

01Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
On the toxicity of flame retardants in buildings and what to do about it

02Asa Bradman, Ph.D., M.S., Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Exposure and health effects of PBDE exposure in pregnant women and children in a California agricultural community

03Judith Murawski, M.Sc., Certified Industrial Hygienist, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
Welcome about toxic airlines: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals (and what can be done about it)

04Mary Turyk, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
PBDEs and human health: Effects on thyroid and reproductive hormones

05Glenys Websteer, M.R.M., Director, Chemicals, Health and Pregnancy Study, University of British Columbia
Do PBDEs impact maternal thyroid hormones?

06Tom Webster, D.Sc., Dept. of Environmental Health, Boston University
Introduction to human exposure and epidemiology of flame retardants