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September 30, 2010 Forum at Boston University Medical Center - Policies and Advocacy for Safer Chemicals

September 30, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

Policies and Advocacy for
Safer Chemicals, Healthier Communities

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Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor Emeritus, Boston University School of Public Health
Cindy Luppi, Co-Director, Clean Water Action New England
Maria Valenti, Program Director, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

  • Chemicals in commerce are regulated by an array of federal and state laws. For the first time in over 30 years the federal Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), which regulates over 80,000 substances, is under review. Learn how newly proposed bills would update our chemical safety system and better protect our health from chemicals and substances we encounter every day in our homes, workplaces, and communities.
  • Health professionals are key advocates for the health of their patients and for their communities and society. Learn how you can contribute your expertise to educate decision makers at all levels, as well as your colleagues and patients, about health protective chemical policies.

Don't miss inspiring stories from Dr. Clapp, who helped bring justice to families in Woburn, MA (the subject of the film "A Civil Action"), expose the health effects of air pollution from power plants, reveal the damage to veterans exposed to Agent Orange, and bring a voice for justice on numerous government policy advisory panels.

Hear from environmental health leaders Cindy Luppi and Maria Valenti who have worked for decades as change makers to help create a healthier world.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010
2:00-4:00 PM

Room R115
Boston University School of Medicine Instructional Building
72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118-2307

Organized by the Environmental Health Nursing Education Collaborative www.ehnursing.org

Please RSVP to Greg Patts at gpatts@bu.edu