The Forever Chemicals Film and Panel Discussion – March 16, 2021

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Speakers include Sandra Svoboda (“The Forever Chemicals” co-producer and Great Lakes Now, Program Director), Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH (Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences, UCSF), Justin Onwenu, Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club; Patricia Koman, MPP, PhD (Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan); welcoming remarks from Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD (Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Health, UM).

This year marks the 5-year anniversary of the bipartisan legislation called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This reform law was designed to modernize U.S. industrial chemical policy to promote health and prevent harmful chemicals from accessing the U.S. market, but has it lived up to its promise?

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