Join us next week as Angela Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, presents our first spring ’23 HMEI Faculty Seminar, “Chemical Passports: Environmental Science, Information, and Regulation in the Trade of Toxic Substances,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Creager will examine the how toxicological test data were taken up in efforts to establish international health and environmental standards for chemicals. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development played a major role in trying to develop standards for safety and information sharing in the global trade of toxics. However, their efforts ran up against the resistance of the chemical industry to provide toxicity data on their products. This story shows the limits of the “informational” turn in environmental regulation in the 1980s.
This seminar is free and open to the public with registration. Lunch will be available in the Guyot Atrium at noon. All attendees can register here in advance to attend this event via Zoom livestream.
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