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Arlene Blum

Founder & Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry
Green Science Policy Institute

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Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry; founder and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute, and on the advisory board for Environmental Building News. Her past research contributed to removing cancer-causing Tris flame retardants from children's sleepwear. The Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together to change policy to protect health and environment. Blum led the first American ascent of Annapurna I, considered one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult mountains Her awards include a Purpose Prize to those over are 60 who are solving society’s greatest problems, selection by the National Women’s History Project selection as one of 100 “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” and a Gold Medal from the Society of Women Geographers. More information is at www.greensciencepolicy.org.