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Webinar: Climate Change and Toxic Hazards

Thursday, January 24, 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Overview of Webinar: Climate Change and Toxic Hazards

This webinar, organized by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and the Boston University Superfund Research Program, is the first in a 3-part series on climate change, toxic hazards, and how to prepare to protect public health before, during, and after a superstorm or flood.

Details and Speakers for January 24th

After 30 years of Superfund site cleanups, where are we? Where does the cleanup waste go? How are communities and businesses changing preparation processes based on lessons learned from prior storms or cleanups?

Featured Speakers:

  • Tiffany Skogstrom, MPH, Outreach and Chemical Policy Analyst for the Building Chemical Safety Into Climate Change Resiliency Project at the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
  • Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, Professor and Founding Director of the Program in Epidemiology and Core Faculty at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware

The speakers will describe a range of potential exposures to mixtures of toxic chemicals in water, air, and industrial sources that may be encountered during climate disasters and how to prepare to avoid them. The webinar will address the status of cleanup of Superfund sites nationwide, and how communities and businesses are changing preparation processes based on lessons learned from prior storms like Maria, Harvey, Irma, and Florence. 

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