Pollution Prevention Director, Center for Environmental Health
Judy Levin is the Pollution Prevention Director at the Center for Environmental Health. She works closely with large purchasers including government, higher education, health care organizations and corporations on how to identify and prefer environmentally preferable products and how to use their purchasing power to move the market towards safer products. Judy has been leading the Center’s campaign to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in interior furnishings. She has developed a series of resources for purchasers on how to identify healthier furniture. Most recently, Judy helped author a successful bill that bans the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture and children’s products including juvenile mattresses. She received the 2015 International Interior Design Association Leadership Award of Excellence for her work in the area of reducing the use of harmful flame retardant chemicals.
This panel introduces purchasers and suppliers to the “Six Classes” framework for avoiding the majority of hazardous chemicals in everyday products. By facilitating a straightforward understanding of toxic chemicals, this approach empowers manufactures and purchasers to produce and procure healthier products and has been used successfully by non-scientists in a variety of sectors. The Six … read more >>