Find out which chemicals are especially harmful in the products we use everyday
Tune in for half-hour webinars about six classes of chemicals which contain many of the harmful substances found in everyday products. Learn from scientists and outstanding teachers about the chemical classes that have many of the bad actor chemicals in consumer products. The series will also discuss solutions, exploring questions like, “Do we need these chemicals?”
When the answer is “Yes,” safer green chemistry alternatives will be discussed.
This informative weekly series begins on Tuesday October 22 at 11:00am Pacific and continues for eight weeks at the same time. The workshop schedule is:
|October 22, 11-11:30AM||Fluorinated Chemicals
Jennifer Field, PhD: Professor of Chemistry, Oregon State University
|October 29, 11-11:30AM||Anti-Microbials (triclosan and triclocarban)
Gary Ginsberg, PhD: Toxicologist, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health, Yale University and U. Connecticut
|November 5, 11-11:30AM||Flame Retardants (PBDEs, tris, Firemaster)
Arlene Blum, PhD: Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
|November 12, 11-11:30AM||Plasticizers & Endocrine Disruptors (BPA, phthalates)
Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.
|November 19, 11-11:30AM||Solvents (formaldehyde, toluene, xylene, acetone etc.)
Liz Harriman: Deputy Director, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
|November 26, 11-11:30AM||Heavy Metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.)
Graham Peaslee, PhD: Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry, Hope College
|December 3, 11-11:30AM||Do We Need It?
Debbie Raphael: Director, California Department of Toxic Substance Control
|December 10, 11-11:30AM||Green Chemistry
Bob Peoples, PhD: Former Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute
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If you have questions about the webinar series, contact Sam Busener at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form. Slides and fact sheets are at www.sixclasses.org/?utm_source=Six+Classes+Webinar+Series&utm_campaign=Invitation+Lecture+series&utm_medium=email. For more on the Green Science Policy Institute visit: www.greensciencepolicy.org/