TOXICS in EVERYDAY LIFE

June 9, 2017
Room 1357, UCLA School of Law | 385 Charles E. Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
Symposium

TOXICS in EVERYDAY LIFE

Friday June 9th, 2017 
8:00am - 4:30pm

- RSVP HERE -

Click here to watch via Live-Stream 

and submit online Questions here (event code: TOX)

In this day of learning and discussion, we will explore core questions such as:

  • What are “toxics”?
  • Where can they be found?
  • How are you affected as an individual or worker?
  • What can consumers do to protect themselves?
  • What are businesses and advocacy groups doing to change things?
     

- SCHEDULE -

Breakfast & Sign-In | 8:00 - 9:00 am

 

1- OVERVIEW of TOXICS - 9:00 - 10:20 am

Opening Remarks
Michael Jerrett, Ph.D.
Director, UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
Chair, UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Department

Overview of Science on Toxics: Keynote
Bernard Goldstein, M.D. 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Emerging Issues in Toxicity
Patrick Allard, Ph.D.                                                                                                   
UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics                            

Beyond Regulation
Timothy Malloy, J.D.
UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
UCLA School of Law

 

Refreshment Break & Student Project Posters | 10:20 – 10:40

 

2- CONSUMERS, WORKERS & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS - 10:40 – 12:00

Intuitive toxicology-- how consumers and others make sense of toxicity. 
Barbara Harthorn, Ph.D.
UC Santa Barbara NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society

Toxic Beauty: Adverse Impacts to Salon Workers 
Teni Adewumi-Gunn, M.S.
UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Department

Flame Retardants in Furniture and Children's Products: Policies and Implications 
Avery Lindeman, M.Sc.
Green Science Policy Institute

Panel & Audience Discussion

 

Lunch  | 12:00 – 1:15

 

3- BUSINESSES & TOOLS to reduce exposures - 1:15 – 2:05

Safer Chemicals & Materials: It's Just Good Business
Ann Blake, Ph.D. 
Ann Blake Environmental & Public Health Consulting 

Tall Tales from a Toxicologist: Promoting Use of Toxicology Tools to Eliminate Toxics
Margaret H. Whittaker, Ph.D., M.P.H., CBiol.
ToxServices 

Panel & Audience Discussion

 

Refreshment Break & Poster viewing 2:05 – 2:20

 

4- ADVOCACY GROUPS & TOOLS aimed at protecting the public - 2:20 – 3:45

Using Policy, Market Leadership, and Technology to Reduce Harmful Chemical Exposures
Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D.
Environmental Defense Fund

Endocrine Disruptive Technology
Katie Pelch, Ph.D.
TEDX

Healthy, Toxic-Free Communities
Martha Argüello
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles

CHANGE
Kathryn Alcantár 
Californians for a Healthy & Green Economy

Panel & Audience Discussion

 

5- FINAL PLENARY SESSION:  WHAT’S NEXT - 3:40 – 4:25

Closing Reception | 4:30 - 5:30

 

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Arrival Information

UCLA School of Law, Room 1357
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions to UCLA School of Law: https://law.ucla.edu/about-ucla-law/directions/
The UCLA School of Law building is located in the northeast section of the UCLA campus.
 

PARKING ($12.00/car – cash only) UCLA Lot 2 (602 Charles E. Young Dr. East):
Visitors should plan on entering campus at the Westholme entrance off Hilgard Avenue, then drive up to the Lot 2 kiosk and pay the attendant for parking in UCLA Lot 2. See map here.

 

PARKING ($12.00/car – credit card) UCLA Lot 2 (602 Charles E. Young Dr. East):
Pay-by-Space parking by machine is available at the south entrance. See map here.

 

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Virtual Attendance Information

 

Click here to watch via Live-Stream 

and submit online questions prior to and during the event (use event code: TOX)

 

For questions, please contact Christina Batteate at: cbatteate@ucla.edu

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