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Policy & Advocacy Workgroup Call: Discussion on Toxics & Chemical Policy
June 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
We are thrilled to have Richard Denison, PhD, Senior Scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund, join us on our upcoming call. He will be telling us about the approach recently released by the EPA addressing the first 10 chemicals being assessed in the new Toxic Substances Control Act. This approach would ignore significant sources of pollution and could have serious, negative impacts on public health.
Dr. Denison will be giving us the details of what they are proposing and then we’ll have a discussion of how nurses can engage on this issue. This should be a great call – hope you can join us!!
Policy & Advocacy Work Group Call-in Details:
Date: June 21st, 2018 3pm -4pm ET
Conference line: 240-454-5720 No PIN needed
Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience in the environmental arena, specializing in policy, hazard and risk science and policy for industrial chemicals and nanomaterials.
For many years Richard played a central role in pressing for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act and represented EDF in its advocacy work to secure passage in 2016 of the Lautenberg Act that overhauled TSCA for the first time since its passage in 1976. Richard has testified numerous times before various Congressional committees on the need for fundamental reform of US policy toward industrial and consumer chemicals and the policy elements critical for such reform. He now leads EDF’s team working to secure strong implementation of the Lautenberg Act.
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