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Safer Chemicals in Products 2017

  • San Francisco, CA (map)

Join NGC's Executive Director Dr. Lauren Heine at the Safer Chemicals in Products conference, March 27-28, 2017, in San Francisco, CA.

This annual event from Chemical Watch, offers an up-to-the-minute view on achieving safer chemicals in products. Drawing on examples of best practices and the lessons learned from existing approaches (including those from both TSCA and state level) this event looks at the interplay between regulation and safer chemicals, together with the business benefits of progressive safe chemicals management through the supply chain.

This year's program features a review of the latest work being done on the assessment of alternatives to high-risk chemicals, highlighting the current thinking on substitution and alternatives assessment from the US and Europe.

Dr. Lauren Heine will be speaking in a panel discussion chaired by Meg Schwarzman (Research Scientist, Berkeley Centre for Green Chemistry) focused on Alternatives Assessment in the morning on March 27th.  Other panelists include Thomas Berbner (Group Leader: Industrial Chemicals and Biocides, Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH), Karl Palmer (Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, DTSC), and Sally Edwards (Senior Research Associate, UMASS Lowell).