The NW chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Managers Association and other sponsors, including Portland State University present:
"Not that Innocent: Chemical Policy in America"
Richard Denison, PhD., Senior Scientist in Environmental Defense's Washington, D.C. office.
Date: March 24 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Place: Smith Memorial Student Union, Rm 333, Portland State University
Curious how over 80,000 chemicals are approved for use in the U.S.? Do you trust that their addition to products you use is safe? Dr. Denison will speak about our nation's policies regarding chemicals, and their risks. He will also talk briefly about the risks,rewards and need for thoughtful policies for the emerging industry of nanotechnology.
Dr. Denison is a Senior Scientist in Environmental Defense's Washington, D.C. office. He has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental arena and specializes in chemicals policy, hazard and risk assessment and management for industrial chemicals, and responsible development of nanotechnology. Please see the following link for more information on Dr. Denison's work: http://www.environmentaldefense.org/page.cfm?tagID=908