Speaking Event: Plastic Health Harm

When & Where
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
June 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
510 548 2220 X 233

Affects on Your Body and the Global Community

Consumer plastics are ingredients in our daily lives that carry a hidden, global story through their production, use, and disposal. Sorting through the news about health harm, there can be too much information or not enough, leaving it unclear how to respond. How do plastics affect our bodies? How do plastics affect people's health around the planet?

Join us for a special conversation with experts Dr. Marion Guyer and Monica Wilson about common bad actors like phthalates, PVC, BPA, flame retardants, and VOCs and their associated health impacts. How do the many types of plastic that we encounter differ in their toxicity? What factors contribute to disease? How can workers in plants be affected? Monica Wilson, the US and Canada director of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), will examine the toxicity problems associated with reprocessing plastic waste and the impacts that plastic incineration has on frontline communities around the globe. Hear about organizations and legislative initiatives taking action on the worst chemicals and how measures such as Extended Producer Responsibility can reduce plastic packaging and the sources of harm.  


Wheelchair Accessible.