SOURCE: American Burn Association

American Burn Association

February 11, 2013 07:00 ET

Use of Fire-Retardant Chemicals Debated in ABA Panel

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Supporters of the use of chemical fire retardants in consumer products face off against longtime advocates of their regulation or elimination in a two-hour afternoon panel, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The panel, presented by the American Burn Association at its annual National Leadership Conference, invites scientists, representatives from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Underwriters Laboratories to debate the issue of "Chemical Fire Retardants: Are They Safe and Effective?"

Panelists include: Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute and Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley; Gordon Nelson, PhD, Professor of Chemistry at the Florida Institute of Technology; Donald Lucas, PhD from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley; Gus Schaefer, Senior Vice-President and Public Safety Officer at Underwriters Laboratory; and Christopher Day, Esq., US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury through patient care, education, research and advocacy. The ABA has more than 3,500 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters, and hospitals with burn centers.

American Burn Association National Leadership Conference

Chemical Fire Retardants: Are They Safe and Effective?

February 13, 2013; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Washington Court Hotel - Washington, DC
525 New Jersey Ave., NW
Atrium Ballroom - Lower tier

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