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  • Events | 14 August, 2009 (11:35)

    Aug 24 – China’s Toxic Crisis

    Beijing’s noxious air, melamine in baby milk, fish die-offs from industrial effluents: Rarely does a week go by in China without a report of some new environmental calamity. What’s being done to avert toxic disasters in China? Two experts will enlighten us. Eddy Zeng will give a big picture on the threat, and Arlene Blum will talk about an unsung danger: flame retardants linked to neurological and reproductive impairments.

    Journalists are also invited to a separate symposium on toxics on August 22. Please see the attached notice for further information.

    DATE: Monday, August 24th
    TIME: 4pm
    VENUE: Paddy O’Shea’s upstairs function room

    http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Paddy-OSheas

    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
    RSVP to fcccadmin@gmail.com with surname, first name and organsiation

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Eddy Y. Zeng is director of the State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Arlene Blum is a biophysical chemist at University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. She is also an accomplished mountaineer, having led the first American-and all-women’s-ascent of Annapurna I, considered one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult mountains, among other exploits.