Confronting Toxics: A Clinical Education and Advocacy Training Program
September 28, 2010
San Francisco, California
Tuesday, September 28th, 6:30-9:30pm, light supper provided.
111 Sutter Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA
To register for either of these presentations or if you have questions, please contact Lucia Sayre, Co-Director of SF PSR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 845 1819
Americans face widespread exposure to industrial chemicals, including flame retardants, pesticides, Bisphenol-A. We come into contact with these chemicals in a wide range of ways, among them: handling consumer products such as toys and furniture; drinking and eating food with traces of pesticides and other contaminants; and working in a workplace involving routine chemical exposure. Many industrial chemicals are suspected contributors to a wide range of serious health problems. These potential health effects include such chronic diseases and disorders as cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, asthma, infertility, and developmental disabilities. Industrial chemicals and toxic substances are managed in the U.S. by a complex network of statutes and government agencies, reflecting the disparate routes of exposure. Several agencies regulate chemicals at the federal level, primarily the EPA, the FDA, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Different statutes regulate chemicals in commerce, chemicals in consumer products, chemicals in cosmetics, and pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and food additives.
This training will be presented by Dr. Sarah Janssen, a physician and SF PSR Steering Committee member, who will explain the science behind the health effects of exposure to industrial chemicals, the management of these chemicals in the U.S., and the role clinicians can play in helping to bring about chemicals policy reform.
There is no charge for these events, but donations to SF PSR are welcome. Registration is required and space is limited. To register for either of these presentations or if you have questions, please contact Lucia Sayre, Co-Director of SF PSR at email@example.com or 510 845 1819.