Event: Flame Retardant Dilemma Symposium
Date & Time: Friday, February 13, 2015, 08:30 – 16:00
Location: 150 University Hall
2199 Addison Street, Berkeley, California
$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
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