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How can we achieve fire and environmental safety as well as protect public health? This series brings together contributors from industry, government, academia, and citizen groups to share information and research results on the impacts of new fire retardant technologies, materials, and policies and discuss solutions to the fire retardant dilemma. We will expand this continuing discussion of protecting human health and the environment by reducing toxic chemicals in consumer products.
The Green Science Policy Institute Fire Retardant Dilemma Symposia are held from 8:30am – 4:00pm
150 University Hall, UC Berkeley
2199 Addison Street, Berkeley (Corner of Oxford & Addison Streets)
To attend, RSVP with your contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 644 3164.
Next Scheduled Symposium:
May 8, 2009, The Fire Retardant Dilemma: Part VIII
Symposium Agenda (download)
Symposium Speakers and Topics (download):
This symposium series brings together contributors from industry, government, academia, and citizens groups to share information and research results on the impacts of fire retardant materials and policies and how to protect human and environmental health by reducing toxics in consumer products.
• Dr. Susan D. Shaw, Director, Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), Blue Hill, Maine; Bioaccumulation and Health Risks of PBDEs and PFCs in Marine Mammals: Are We Running out of Time?
• Dr. Donna Mensching, DVM, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine; The ABCs and PBDEs of Feline Hyperthyroidism: Current Findings on a Modern Epidemic
• Dr. Richard Murphy: Director of Science and Education, Holly S. Lohuis: Education/Research Associate, Ocean Futures Society; Fireproof Killer Whales – J. M. Cousteau alerts the public to PBDE contamination
• Kris Senecal, Research Biologist, US Army Natick Soldier Center; Protecting our Troops from Fire Injuries as well as Fire Retardants
• Carl Cranor, University of California, Riverside; Reckless Nation, Contaminated Nation: Some Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks
• Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Chemistry UC Berkeley; Updates on The Fire Retardant Dilemma
• Can hyperthyroid disease in cats and health problems in marine mammals be related to exposure to fire retardants or other chemicals?
• How can we protect marine mammals, our pets, our families and our troops from halogenated flame retardants chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants?
RSVP and questions about future conferences: FRDilemma@gmail.com