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Director Dr. Susan Shaw testifies in Minnesota to help pass the nation’s toughest ban on flame retardant chemicals to date.
Scaled-back flame retardant ban clears House hurdle
A House committee has approved a bill that would ban four types of flame-retardant chemicals. > learn more
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FIRE TOXICITY 2016: Dr. Shaw to participate in a three-day international conference at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, a forum of global experts on the hazards of fire smoke.
SUSTAINABLE OCEANS SUMMIT: Dr. Shaw is a featured speaker at Georgetown University's Sustainable Oceans Summit. She will be addressing Ocean Pollution, Policy, and Public Health.