Empowering Communities: Part 2
Flame Retardants and Our Health
Join Women for a Healthy Environment as Dr. Heather M. Stapleton presents her expertise on flame retardant exposures and impacts to human health, as well as a discussion on those populations most at risk, which might surprise you! This event also includes a screening of Toxic Hot Seat, which follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it's taken nearly 40 years to unravel.
Dr. Stapleton is the Dan and Bunny Gabel Associate Professor of Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Her research projects are focused on identifying flame retardant chemicals in consumer products and exploring the routes of human exposure to these chemicals, particularly in children. In 2008 she was awarded an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES). In 2012 she testified in front of the US Senate Environment & Public Works committee on human exposure and toxicity of new-use flame retardants. We are pleased to co-host this program with the American Chemical Society.