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Non-Toxic Fire Safety in Massachusetts

Silent Spring Institute

Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Non-Toxic Fire Safety in Massachusetts

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This symposium will educate stakeholders from multiple sectors about recent changes in the Massachusetts and Boston fire codes that allow flame retardant free furniture in public spaces. Our speakers will discuss the impact of these code changes on health, fire safety, firefighter health, sustainability, architecture and design, and policy. You will learn how to make changes to reduce exposures to flame retardant chemicals and improve the health of your organization.

Program:

Impact of flammability standards on chemical exposures and risks
Robin Dodson, ScD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute
 
Cancer in the Fire Service, a Modern Day Dilemma
Tony Stefani, Founder of the San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundation
 
Fire Risks and Fire Safety Today 
Jay Fleming, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts
 
Fire Safety without Harm: California’s Changing Flammability Regulations
Arlene Blum, PhD, Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute
 
Panel on Flame Retardant Free In Practice
Heather Henriksen, Harvard Office for Sustainability
Kyle Cahill, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm
Moderated by Kathryn Rodgers, Silent Spring Institute

Organizing committee:
Leah Bamberger, Greenovate Boston
Kyle Cahill, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm
Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Institute
Heather Henriksen, Harvard Office for Sustainability
Ed Kelly, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts
Grey Lee, US Green Building Council Massachusetts
Richard Paris, Boston Firefighters Local 718
Kathryn Rodgers, Silent Spring Institute
Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action Massachusetts
Jim Stanislaski, Gensler
Joel Tickner, UMass Lowell
Josh Zakim, Boston City Council

 

Have questions about Non-Toxic Fire Safety in Massachusetts? Contact Silent Spring Institute

When & Where


CIC Boston
50 Milk Street
#17th floor
Boston, MA 02109

Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)


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Silent Spring Institute

Silent Spring Institute is the leading scientific research organization specifically dedicated to understanding the link between chemicals in our everyday environments and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Pursuing science for the public interest, Silent Spring’s groundbreaking studies produce new knowledge about health risks associated with toxic chemicals where we live and work.

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