Our Chemical Romance: Human Health and Chemical Exposure

Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Pint Chicago Present

A C2ST Speakeasy

Our Chemical Romance: Human Health and Chemical Exposure

The smell of roses, the taste of chocolate, and a touch of lipstick all have a few things in common. Of course, these items are often associated with Valentine’s Day, but they also are a great example of the various ways we are exposed to chemicals in our everyday lives.
In this Science Speakeasy, we will evaluate the entire journey of some common chemicals, from point of manufacture to human exposure, and understand how risk assessors and regulators determine the safety of a chemical before its introduction into the environment and market.

Kathleen Slingerland, MPH, is a curiosity-driven citizen, who, since completing her education, has focused her career on the scientific assessment of environmental and human health chemical exposures. Kathleen has held toxicology and regulatory positions in the medical device and chemical industries, and is currently a Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Program Lead for the Colors Program at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Kathleen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology from Drake University and her Master of Public Health Degree in the Environmental Health Science (with a focus on Toxicology and Global Health) from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

DETAILS: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Pint Chicago, 1547 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL, 60622. Pint Chicago has great food and drink available for purchase, and welcomes guests of all ages for C2ST programs. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration at Eventbrite requested. This program will be audio recorded; the recording with slides will be available post-program on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV.