Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Forum Hall, Palmer Commons


The Trump Administration will be setting precedents for the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (amended Toxic Substances Control Act). This law was the first major environmental statute to be updated in over 20 years and passed with bipartisan support. The new law promises to change how chemicals are evaluated for environmental health hazards. Chemicals from consumer products and industrial processes find their way into our bodies as well as our water, soil, and air. National leaders will discuss implications for research, children's health, equity and policy.
Speakers include Dr. Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary Cal EPA and Dr. Tracey Woodruff, UCSF Program for Reproductive Health and the Environment. You may have heard Dr. Woodruff on NPR or To the Point or read her piece in the BNA. US EPA's Dr. Tala Henry is the division director responsible for risk assessment for the Lautenberg TSCA implementation. Nick Schroeck, J.D., from Wayne State's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic will provide an overview of the new law.
The free event is open to the public and it will be live-streamed and recorded for future viewing.