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California Perspectives on Environmental Policy and Protection

doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e31818e53e0
Abstracts: ISEE 20th Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, October 12–16, 2008: Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary Sunday Evening, October 12, 2008

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California has often been the proving ground for new environmental policies and approaches, from motor vehicle emission reduction programs to Prop 65 warnings. The large and diverse population and economy has led to novel approaches to environmental quality, public health issues identification, and environmental protection. The Conference Opening Plenary showcases three aspects of California's progressive efforts in environmental health and protection: The State's perspectives, beliefs, concerns, and approaches to dealing with Climate Change; the evolution of chemical policy through the State's Green Chemistry Initiative; and the awareness of biological pathways receptor exposures through the Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program.

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