Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium – February 13, 2015

Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium
Date & Time: Friday, February 13, 2015, 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall
2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California
Suggested donation:
$10 for full-time students
$25 for non-profit, government, academic scientists and interested non scientists
$50 for corporate representatives

8:30am – 9:00 am Check in, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

01Arlene Blum, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute

The Class Concept: A New Way of Looking at Flame Retardants and Other Harmful Chemicals

02Rolf Halden, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Environmental Security, Arizona State University

New Approaches to Regulating Organohalogen Compounds

03Eve Gartner, J.D.
Attorney, Environmental Health Practice Group, Earthjustice

Emerging Efforts to Increase Federal Regulation of Flame Retardant Chemicals

10:20 am – 10:30 am Break


04Rebecca Sutton, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

More Players, Same Game: Expanding Roster of Flame Retardants in the San Francisco Bay

05Avery Lindeman, M.Sc.
Deputy Director, Green Science Policy Institute

We Built This City on HFRs: Initiatives to Reduce Flame Retardants in Building Insulation While Maintaining Fire Safety

06Michael Kirschner
Principal Consultant, Environ International

Candle Ignition of Electronics – A Strange and Terrible Saga

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Panel Discussion on Flame Retardants and the Class Concept

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Audience Introductions and Lunch


07Michael Lipsett, M.D.
Chief (retired), Environmental Health Investigations, California Dept. of Public Health

Science and Advocacy in California Government: Changes in Flame Retardant Policy

08Claudia Polsky, J.D.
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

The Flame Retardant Dilemma Series as an Example of Science-Driven Policy Change

09David Panning, M.S., M.B.A.
Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association

Flame Retardant Science and the Furniture Industry – A Success Story

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Break

2:40 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion about Policy Change

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Next Steps and Wrap Up