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Past Events

Combatting forever chemicals in our drinking water

Carol Kwiatkowski was interviewed about a new advisory from the EPA regarding PFAS levels and the Class Concept.

When: August 2, 2022

Where: NPR

Purchasing Fire-Safe Healthier Furniture: Great News & Concerns

This free webinar will update purchasers and designers in healthcare, government, private business, hospitality, and education on changes in furniture flammability standards.

When: October 19, 2021

Where: Virtual, View Recording Below

FLUOROS Global 2021: International Perspectives on PFAS Science

The conference will cover the latest developments and scientific advances on PFAS and their adverse health impacts for humans and the environment.

When: October 3-7, 2021

Where: WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, RI and online

PFAS in Cosmetics Press Conference

The Green Science Policy Institute held a press conference regarding a peer-reviewed paper published on June 15, 2021, finding PFAS in about half of 231 cosmetics tested.

When: June 15, 2021 9:30 AM PDT

Where: Online

Webinar: Eliminating Unnecessary PFAS in Building Materials

In this webinar, Arlene Blum, Robert Bilott, and Tom Bruton introduced the Institute’s new report about PFAS in building materials. The main applications of PFAS in building products were identified, along with suggestions for reducing unnecessary uses of PFAS and moving to safer alternatives.

When: May 13, 2021 10:00 AM PDT

Where: Online

Science and Communication Strategy Workshop

Our Institute’s new workshop aims to help scientists better communicate and increase the reach of their research on harmful chemicals.

When: March 10 and 17, 2021

Where: Online

International PFAS Conference 2020 in Berlin: Dealing with Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Arlene Blum presented the opening keynote talk entitled: “Reducing Harm from PFAS for a Healthier Environment” at the International PFAS Conference in Berlin, held virtually from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, and was sponsored by the German Environment Agency and the German Ministry for the Environment.

When: November 30 - December 1, 2020

Where: Online


Arlene Blum gave the keynote speech at the PFAS Summit at California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Annual Conference.

When: October 21, 2020

Where: Online

Green Science Policy Interactive Workshop on PFAS

The Green Science Policy Institute hosted an interactive workshop on the science and policy of PFAS in conjunction with PFAS in Our World, organized by the STEEP Superfund Research Center.

When: October 15-16, 2020

Where: Online

Six Classes Virtual Retreat

Decision-makers from business, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector came together to develop creative ideas to reduce the use of classes of chemicals of concern.

When: May 4-6, 2020

Where: Online

CalEPA Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld interviewed Arlene Blum about the current state of the environment on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

When: April 22, 2020

Where: Online

Global Health and Innovation Conference

Tom Bruton presented on the Six Classes at Unite for Sight’s 17th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference.

When: April 4, 2020

Where: Online

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2020

Tom Bruton made a presentation on PFAS and food packaging.

When: March 31, 2020

Where: Online

My Green Lab Sustainability Summit

Arlene Blum gave a keynote presentation, “The Chemical Class Approach to Healthier Products, People, and Environment.”

When: March 24, 2020

Where: Online

UC Davis AgChem Colloquium

Arlene Blum presented a keynote talk for the UC Davis AgChem Colloquium.

When: March 6, 2020

Where: Plant and Environmental Sciences Building (PES), Room 3001, Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA

The Flame Retardant & PFAS Dilemma 2020

This symposium brought together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials. Topics included flame retardants, PFAS, and other chemical classes of concern.

When: February 7, 2020

Where: Banatao Auditorium, 330 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA