Join us to explore how the current federal and state regulatory systems for hazardous air pollution perpetuate environmental injustice in the United States and how climate change could exacerbate these effects. New research from the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology uses ethylene oxide, a hazardous air pollutant, to examine the effectiveness of the current regulatory framework in protecting the public from identified hazards. This research analyzes differences in federal and state responses to cancer risks and considers the social and political factors associated with differences found. This session will also explore how the regulatory process could be improved through policy that aims to cumulatively assess environmental pollutants and incorporate these assessments into the permitting process. Addressing these improvements through regulation now is essential as increases in energy requirements driven by climate change increases air pollution.
Marilyn Howarth, MD, FACOEM
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Community Engagement Core
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology Perelman School of Medicine
Adrian Wood, MPH
Program Coordinator, Community Engagement Core
Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine
Joseph Minott, Esq
Executive Director & Chief Counsel, Clean Air Council.