Toxic Chemicals ARE in Your Home

May 20, 2014
Hosted by Stan Salot Jr.

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There are approximately 84,000 chemicals used commercially in the US. They include home cleaning agents and flame retardants in furniture. The majority of these chemicals have not been tested for safety--and are exempt from regulations. They are also linked to lower IQ in children, thyroid disease, infertility, cancer and other rising rates of health problems. Toxic Hot Seat is a multiple award-winning HBO documentary providing an in-depth look at chemical flame retardants. Directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker, the movie interweaves the multiple narratives of investigative reporters, scientists, lawmakers and community activists and shows the struggle to remove retardants from our couches, environment and bodies. This week, our host, Stan Salot will discuss this topic with his guest, co-director Ms. Walker, including the ways she has been committed to the hazardous substance free product campaign and consumer safety.

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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We tell our children to wash their hands routinely, clean the kitchen and bathroom thoroughly (since they tend to harbor the most germs), and buy eco-friendly cleaners to protect our planet. But, despite our best efforts, hazardous and counterfeit materials are still slipping into our homes and environment. While you may know the basics of shopping for safe and environmentally friendly products, including the brands to look for, it is still easy to miss products that pose health risks. In fact, some hazardous materials, albeit small amounts, are allowed in the products we buy: musical birthday cards, earrings, light bulbs, hair bands and brushes, school supplies, and even electronic and non-electronic toys. Do you know that chemicals in common household products can be everywhere, from plastics to packaging to your garden hose?

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Stan Salot Jr.

Stan Salot Jr.

Mr. Salot is a leading expert in business and quality process management. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ECC Corporation, he represents the interests of the U.S. industry in the International Electro-Technical Commission Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ). Mr. Salot is a member of several distinctive industry bodies, including the IECQ Chairman’s Advisory Group, the U. S. Technical Advisory Group for Environmental Management Standards, the U.S. SAE Working Groups for Counterfeit Mitigation Standards and the American National Standards Institute. Moreover, he was the chairman of the international IECQ Working Group 5 authoring the international certification scheme. This program is used by electrical, mechanical, toy and other consumer goods manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with hazardous substance process management (HSPM). Mr. Salot is the current convener of the International Working Group 6 that maintains the International Counterfeit Mitigation Certification Scheme. A frequent guest speaker on radio and Internet TV programs, Mr. Salot is also the host of the VoiceAmerica Show called: People to People– Working Together for Your Safety. He is author of “The Hazardous Substance Process Management Handbook” and he regularly contributes articles in national and international technical journals and online magazines.

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