Safer Chemicals in Products 2017

This annual event from Chemical Watch, offers an up-to-the-minute view on achieving safer chemicals in products. Drawing on examples of best practices and the lessons learned from existing approaches (including those from both TSCA and state level)  this event looks at the interplay between regulation and safer chemicals, together with the business benefits of progressive safe chemicals management through the supply chain.

The program features a review of the latest work being done on the assessment of alternatives to high-risk chemicals, highlighting the current thinking on substitution and alternatives assessment from the US and Europe. The conference will end with case studies from downstream industry sectors including textiles, retail, electronics, healthcare and cleaning products.


  • Debbie Raphael, Director at San Francisco Department of the Environment 
  • Bjorn Hanson, Head of the Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials Unit at DG Environment of the European Commission 
  • Paul Ashford, Managing Director, Anthesis-Caleb
  • Meg Schwarzman, Research Scientist, Berkeley Centre for Green Chemistry
  • Thomas Berbner, Group Leader: Industrial Chemicals and Biocides, Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH
  • Lauren Heine, Northwest Green Chemistry
  • Karl Palmer, Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, DTSC
  • Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, UMASS Lowell
  • Andrew Homer, Senior Associate, Pillsbury Law 
  • Corrie Plant, Counsel, Pillsbury Law 
  • Margaret H. Whittaker, Managing Director & Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices LLC 
  • Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces Program, DTSC 
  • Jen Jackson, San Francisco Department of the Environment 
  • Steve Whittaker, Public Health Researcher, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, Public Health, Seattle & King County
  • David Constable, Director, ACS - Green Chemistry Institute
  • Beth Rattner, Executive Director, Biomimicry Institute
  • Martin J. Mulvihill, Ph.D., Partner at Safer Made, Entrepreneur in residence at Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
  • Geoff Eisenberg, Ecosystem Integrity Fund
  • Brian Furey, Technical Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Consumer Products, Rivertop Renewables
  • Tom McKeag, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
  • Anna Walker, Senior Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Levi Strauss & Co
  • Doug Smith, Director of Corporate Environment, Safety and Health, Sony Electronics
  • Bill Pease, Chief Scientist Supply Chain & Sustainability, UL
  • Vanessa Lochner, Director, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, Kaiser Permanente
  • Kathryn Page, Toxicologist, The Clorox Company
  • John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute
27 March 2017 to 28 March 2017
San Francisco, USA
Dr. Elisabeth Wekel Head of Business Chemicals & Biocides - Product Safety
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