The Science of Chemical and Product Risk Assessments

Created by Christiana Briddell on May 21, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014 at North Bethesda, MD

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 5:30 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • Christiana Briddell

Risk assessment is a significant issue for industries, agencies, and consumers. Considerable pressure has been generated in the past 3-5 years to base chemical and product safety evaluation procedures on hazard only, without incorporating the time-honored scientific factors of exposure/dose. This new pseudo-scientific, hazard-only approach intends to eliminate the use of many chemicals that can in fact, be used safely.

A half-day workshop has been organized for Monday afternoon, June 16, 2014, from 1:00- 5:30 PM at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel, preceding the 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference on Tuesday through Thursday. Information for the GC&E Conference is accessible at www.gcande.org. The agenda for this Workshop has been attached for your consideration.

There is no additional registration fee to attend this workshop for registered participants in the GC&E Conference. However, please communicate your interest in attending this workshop to marjorienajafi@chemply.comSince space is limited, the first 150 individuals that reserve a place for the Workshop are all that can be accommodated.  Attendees for only the Workshop, and not the Conference, must pre-register with Marjorie, and pay a $150 registration fee. 

This Workshop will be presented in five segments:

  •     Science, and Pseudo-Science Distractions
  •     Data Requirements for Facilitating Risk Assessments
  •     Systems Options – Automated, Currently Available
  •     Practical Applications with Actual Products/Processes
  • Path Forward for Bringing Science Back into Decision Processes

The Workshop will benefit decision-makers in agencies, across industries, and advisors within academia.


Please forward this announcement and/or the Agenda to members within your association that may be interested in reversing this pseudo-scientific trend.

North Bethesda, MD

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States