Sept. 24: Law, ethics of environmental poisons debated

pollution-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Ethics, law and policy regulation of environmental toxicants will be discussed by a panel at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 305 Bryan Hall, sponsored by the Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service at Washington State University.

Skinner, left, Lievanos and Cranor.

Research has shown that some products to which we are regularly exposed contain substances that are harmful to our health and that of our offspring. The panel will consider ethical concerns and what kinds of policies will most effectively protect us from environmental poisons.

Panelists will include: Carl Cranor, philosophy and ethics, University of California Riverside; Raoul Lievanos, environmental sociology, WSU; and Michael Skinner, biological sciences, WSU.