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About the Symposium

Symposium

The field of alternatives assessment has grown significantly over the last decade because of increasing regulatory and consumer demands to substitute chemicals of concern in consumer products. 

This two-day international symposium will provide a collegial forum for governmental agency staff, university researchers, industry sustainability professionals, environmental health consultants and advocates to:

  • Understand gaps in knowledge and methods confronting the use of alternatives assessment.
  • Identify elements of a research agenda for alternatives assessment and a process for moving it forward.
  • Advance and support the growing community of practice for alternatives assessment

Symposium Planning Committee

April Bennett, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Ann Blake, Environmental and Public Health Consulting

Sally Edwards, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Pam Eliason, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Molly Jacobs, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Tim Malloy, University of California Los Angeles, Sustainable Technology Policy Program, School of Law & School of Public Health

Ray Lizotte, Schneider Electric

Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action

Alex Stone, Washington State Department of Ecology

Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Christopher Weis, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Meg Whittaker, ToxServices

Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation