Microplastics: Small Particles, Big Consequences?
Presented by Catherine Boston, MPH & Rachel Henke of Roux and Megan Baroni of Robinson+Cole
Thursday, October 14th at 1-2pm EDT
This webinar has been approved for 1 CLE credit in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.
Everyone knows that plastics are everywhere—in our homes, our food supply, our oceans, and beyond. Microplastics—tiny plastic fibers, fragments, and particles—are particularly pervasive. But are they bad for us? What are they, and what are the human health consequences of exposure?
In this program, we will explore the state of the science regarding human health consequences of microplastics exposure and how regulators are using the nascent data to potentially ground future regulations. We will also review the potential pathways to liability associated with microplastics—from existing laws and regulations that can be used to address microplastics, to new legal schemes that may have a direct or indirect impact on plastic producers and users. And of course, there is the potential for litigation. Join us for an up-to-date analysis of the scientific and legal approaches associated with microplastics and a discussion on whether they could become the next big emerging contaminant.