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- Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 17:52:02 -0400
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Title: Chemicals Policy Briefing, Fri. Sept.
Please join us to learn about innovative European initiatives and
their implications here. The briefing is free and lunch will be
provided. RSVP is requested but not required.
Emerging European Chemicals Policies:
Implications and Opportunities for
Friday, September 19, 2003, from 12:00
(Noon) to 1:30 p.m.
Room 810, Farnum Building, 125 W.
Allegan St., Lansing, MI
A policy briefing by Dr. Joel Tickner.
The briefing is co-sponsored by Senator Liz
Brater, Representative Chris Kolb, the Ecology Center and
Michigan Environmental Council.
About the policy briefing:
The European Commission has proposed a
sweeping new chemicals policy called Registration, Evaluation, and
Authorization of Chemicals - REACH. A broad change in chemicals
management policies in Europe is inevitable which will ultimately
affect manufacturers in the United States. What opportunities
does this create for comprehensive chemicals policy in the US? What
effects will it have on US manufacturers?
While the details of these proposals are
still uncertain, it is in the best interests of forward-looking
governments and companies to foresee these changes and begin to
institute integrated chemicals policy approaches in this country.
A proactive approach to chemicals policy provides great opportunities
for firms to innovate in safer and cleaner chemicals and products and
to gain market advantage among the growing market for less-toxic
Learn about the innovative chemicals
policies being proposed in Europe, and their implications for U.S.
manufacturers, as well as the opportunities this legislation
About Joel Tickner:
Dr. Joel Tickner is a Research Assistant
Professor in the Department of Work Environment at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell where he is also a Principal Investigator at the
Lowell Center For Sustainable Production. He is an expert on
regulatory policy regarding toxic substances, pollution prevention,
risk assessment and science policy.
He has served as an advisor and researcher
for several government agencies, the World Health Organization,
non-profit environmental groups and trade unions both in the U.S. and
abroad during the past ten years. He regularly lectures, speaks at
conferences and professional meetings, publishes and conducts
trainings on the topics of pollution prevention, risk assessment,
toxic chemicals policy, and uncertainty and the precautionary
RSVPs are encouraged though not
required. For more information, contact the Ecology
Center at 734-663-2400 ext 108, or email email@example.com.
About the Ecology Center
The Ecology Center is a regional nonprofit
organization which promotes a just and healthy environment through
grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and demonstration
projects. The Center is also the parent organization of Recycle
About the Michigan Environmental Council
Founded in 1980, the Michigan Environmental
Council (MEC) now represents over 65 environmental, public health and
faith-based organizations. MEC, in collaboration with its member
groups, works to provide an effective voice for the environment at the
local, state and federal levels.
Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104
734-663-2400 ext 108