The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are beginning to look at the entire product life cycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life, not just toxicity data. This course examined the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, as well as pesticides, and described the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Review the Summer School recent case example: the chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River.