Webinar on Chemicals in Products and Childrens Health

| February 4, 2014

On February 12, 2014 from 1:00PM-2:30PM EST the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a webinar by, Antonia Calafat, Chief of the Personal Care Products Laboratory at the Division of Laboratory Sciences of the CDC about consumer products and the potential health risk that face our children, youth, and self. After the presentation a moderated discussion will follow.

Chemicals in consumer products are an increasing concern about children’s exposure to chemicals found in common consumer products such as furniture and electronics (flame retardants); cosmetics and personal care products (phthalates, triclosan and other phenols); food storage containers (BPA); and children’s toys (phthalates and metals). This webinar focuses on recent studies that are advancing our knowledge of the health effects of these chemicals, examining trends and changes in exposure over time and methods for communicating with patients about risks and lowering exposure.

What will you learn:

Synthetic chemicals, such as phthalates or bisphenol A (plasticizers), parabens (preservatives), triclosan (antimicrobial agent) and benzophenone-3 (sunscreen agent) can be used in personal care products, medications, paints, adhesives and in some medical products. Because some of these chemicals have demonstrated toxicity in experimental animals, alternative chemicals are entering the consumer market. This presentation will include information on how biomonitoring can be used to assess human exposure to these chemicals and to evaluate exposure trends.

Please send questions in advance to Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov) and Rich Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov)

Follow the link here to HERE to find this webinar, along with other upcoming ones.

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