What's in your phone/sofa? Human exposure to flame retardant chemicals

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Haworth Building, University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham presents an Inaugral Lecture by Professor Stuart Harrad, Professor of Environmental Chemistry.

Flame retardant chemicals are present in electronic goods and soft furnishings at percent levels. They migrate into the environment, contaminating our air, dust, food, and bodies. Even when we discard such items, this environmental contamination continues – albeit geographically shifted. Particularly elevated concentrations are found in food from areas of the developing world involved in treatment of electronic waste. This begs questions not only about how best we can achieve fire safety sustainably; but more generally about our use of resources. 

Part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences Inaugural Lecture Series. 

17:15 Lecture starts
18:15 Drinks and Canapés 

This event is free of charge but booking is required.

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