Yesterday, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) circulated the following announcement regarding an upcoming symposium on Green Chemistry and public health. The event will be held on October 18. DTSC and the Department of Public Health are co-sponsoring the event. More details, including a copy of the agenda, are provided in the excerpt below.
“DTSC and the California Department of Public Health will host a brown-bag symposium on October 18 to explore impacts of Green Chemistry on public health. Keynote Speaker is Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D., a member of the President’s Cancer Panel which recently advocated expanded research into Green Chemistry. Kripke is a professor of immunology at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our afternoon keynote speaker is Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Owens oversees regulatory and scientific programs on pesticides and industrial chemicals along with numerous collaborative pollution prevention programs.
The symposium will be held on October 18, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Public Health East End Complex, 1500 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA. It is free, open to the public and to all interested stakeholders in Green Chemistry and Public Health.
For more information or to register for in person or live webcast attendance, please visit: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/upload/GreenChemPublicHealthBrownBagFlyer.pdf
To view the agenda, visit: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/upload/PHAgenda.pdf
Instructions on how to view the webcast will be provided a few days before the event.
To subscribe to or unsubscribe from the DTSC Green Chemistry Initiative Listserv or other Listservs, please go to http://www.calepa.ca.gov/listservs/dtsc. For information on DTSC`s Green Chemistry Initiative, go to http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/index.cfm“