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Milken Institute School of Public Health Holds September 22 Forum on Chemical Safety Reform

Sep. 17, 2016 - WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2016)—Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) will hold a public forum on September 22 that will address the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which offers much-needed reforms to the nation’s system of regulating chemicals. Join us on September 22 for a lively discussion of new law and what it will take to implement some of its key health protection measures.

Speakers at the event include Senator Tom Udall who will give an overview of the historic new law, which replaces the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Under TSCA many chemicals were used in consumer products without a track record of safety. The Lautenberg Act plugs the gaps in that system and is designed to protect Americans from exposure to hazardous chemicals in a wide array of consumer products.

Milken Institute SPH Dean Lynn Goldman will give the welcome at the forum followed by speakers Richard Denison, lead senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and others involved in the effort to reform TSCA.

EVENT: The Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act: How We Got Here & What’s Next?

WHEN: September 22, 2016|5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Milken Institute School of Public Health
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public but media should register as well as contact Kathy Fackelmann at 202-994-8354 or

About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University: Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,900 students from 54 U.S. states and territories and more than 50 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, MHA@GW, which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

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