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July 3, 2014
Hi All, I wanted to invite everyone to this free webinar on Tuesday July 8. Details and RSVP link below. It would be great to have some of you who are really trying to be thoughtful about or eliminating use of plastics joining this event. Please share this invitation to this free, public webinar widely. Thanks!
Anne BPA and Beyond in Plastics: Understanding the Risks of Estrogenic Chemicals for People and the Planet, and the Campaign for Real Reform in the Chemical Industry Tuesday July 8 at Noon PACIFIC/ 3 p.m. EASTERN RSVP is required and space is limited. Please RSVP at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N5QC9PK
We will send you the details you need a day or two before the webinar. You'll need to follow one link to register with the webinar system ahead of time, and then another to join the actual webinar. We apologize that this is cumbersome and we hope to streamline this for you shortly. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. We appreciate each click! Presenters: Michael Green, Center for Environmental Health Michael S. Denison, University of California, Davis, Dept. of Environmental Toxicology Facilitator: Anne Pernick, BEN Description: If you've been vigilant about avoiding BPA, this spring's Mother Jones article (http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/tritan-certichem-eastman-bpa-free-plastic-safe) likely left you very worried about the plastics in your pantry and cupboard, and maybe you threw them all out. We're in a moment of evaluating risk, but do we have all the information we need, and are we thinking on the right scale? What are estrogenic chemicals? Do they always cause harm in people or other animals? What consumer choices will make the most difference in lowering our exposure and lowering our impact on the planet? Why can companies use estrogenic chemicals if there may be risks associated with them? Why are they replacing one chemical of concern, like BPA, with another, like BPS? What are advocates doing to reform companies and regulations to make products safer, and how can we help them as consumers, scientists, and citizen activists? This is a free, public webinar which will be recorded, posted, and shared. The Business Ethics Network (BEN) supports diverse activists and leaders in their work to reform destructive corporate behavior and rein in excessive corporate power. If you sign up for a BEN event and you're not yet a Member or Citizen Activist, we'll sign you up for a free activist or Citizen Activist membership, but you can opt out at any time. As a Member you'll receive invitations to more events like these and other resources.
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