Flame Retardant & PFAS Dilemma

This symposium brings 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 will include flame retardants, PFAS, and other chemical classes of concern.
Date & Time: Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:30am – 4:00pm
NEW Location: Banatao Auditorium, 330 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, 2594 Hearst Avenue at Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA. Parking information for the event can be found here.
Please see the 2020 Agenda below.
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– Corporate: $50
– Non-profit/Government/Academia/Public: $25
– Student: $10
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9:00am Policy and Purchasing Change on PFAS: What’s Sticking?

01Arlene Blum
UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
Tackling Toxics: The Class Concept is Catching On

02Anna Karrman
Professor, Orebro University, Sweden
Human and Environmental Exposure to PFAS

03Anna Reade
Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
California on PFAS: Gaining Momentum

04Malene Teller Blume
Quality manager & Social Compliance, COOP Denmark
The Super Market: How Coop Denmark led national changes on PFAS

05Jane Muncke
Managing Director, Food Packaging Forum, Switzerland
Healthy Food Packaging: Human and Environmental Considerations

06Pete Myers
Board Chair and Chief Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences
Yet Another Widespread Source of PFAS: Artificial Turf

PFAS panel and discussion with morning speakers

12:00pm Audience Introductions and Lunch

What’s Next for Toxics?

07Keynote speaker: Jared Blumenfeld
Secretary for Environmental Protection, State of California
My Vision for a Healthy Environment in California

08Tony Spaniola
Need Our Water (NOW)
From PBB to PFAS: A Personal Journey

09Joe Charbonnet
Staff Scientist, Green Science Policy Institute
(I Want to Be in) The Room where It Happens: Private Code Making

10Graham Peaslee
Professor, University of Notre Dame
Flame Retardants, PFAS, and Fire fighters

Panel and discussion with afternoon speakers and Seth Rojello Fernández
3:45 Wrap-up and next steps