Toxics in Everyday Life

TOXICS in EVERYDAY LIFE

On Friday June 9th, 2017, UCLA COEH convened a diverse audience of approximately 150 people in-person and via live-stream from around the country to participate in an interactive day of learning and discussion, exploring 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?

Below, you will find video and slides from the presentations. 

I. OVERVIEW of TOXICS 

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

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Emerging Issues in Toxicity

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

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Beyond Regulation

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

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II. CONSUMERS, WORKERS & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS

Intuitive Toxicology-- How consumers and others make sense of toxicity. 

Barbara Harthorn, Ph.D.
UC Santa Barbara NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society

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Toxic Beauty: Adverse Impacts to Salon Workers 

Teni Adewumi-Gunn, M.S.
UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
UCLA Environmental Health Sciences Department

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Flame Retardants in Furniture and Children's Products: Policies and Implications 

Avery Lindeman, M.Sc.
Green Science Policy Institute

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Panel & Audience Discussion
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III. BUSINESSES & TOOLS to reduce exposures 

Safer Chemicals & Materials: It's Just Good Business

Ann Blake, Ph.D. 
Ann Blake Environmental & Public Health Consulting 

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Tall Tales from a Toxicologist: Promoting Use of Toxicology Tools to Eliminate Toxics

Margaret H. Whittaker, Ph.D., M.P.H., CBiol.
ToxServices 

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Panel & Audience Discussion
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IV. ADVOCACY GROUPS & TOOLS aimed at protecting the public

Using Policy, Market Leadership, and Technology to Reduce Harmful Chemical Exposures

Jennifer McPartland, Ph.D.
Environmental Defense Fund

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The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

Katie Pelch, Ph.D.
TEDX

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Healthy, Toxic-Free Communities

Martha Argüello
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles

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CHANGE

Kathryn Alcantár 
Californians for a Healthy & Green Economy

 

V. FINAL PLENARY SESSION:  WHAT’S NEXT 

Panel & Audience Discussion
*
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For questions, please contact Christina Batteate at: cbatteate@ucla.edu

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