CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Personal Care and Household Product Safety”

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center.

On Tuesday, December 8th, CGBC Senior Research Associate Beth Pollack will present: “Personal Care and Household Product Safety: A Regulatory and Corporate Policy Approach to Improving the Health of the Indoors.”

1:15 pm – 2:15pm
20 Sumner Road, Room 1D
Lunch will be provided.
Talks are open to members of the Harvard community. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jeff Fitton ([email protected]).


BethpictureBeth Pollack, Senior Research Associate and Manager of Sustainability Research & Business Strategy »
Beth’s work at the CGBC focuses on social science sustainability and business research. This research aims to improve people’s health and the health of indoor spaces by increasing the safety and transparency of consumer products. Her work analyzes business and government approaches to addressing chemical exposure from a variety of products. Beth is currently working on a project to compare European and US personal care and household cleaning product ingredients, including mapping the development of policies across stakeholders. Previously, Beth was a researcher at Harvard Business School focusing on business and responsibility, and she has also advised a Fortune Global 500 company on internal health and product policies. Beth graduated magna cum laude with honors from NYU, and received her Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where she concentrated on socially responsible business strategy. She wrote her masters thesis on regulating safety in US cosmetics and personal care products. Outside of her work at the center, Beth is a total foodie: passionate about the health and nutrition of food, and cooking innovative vegetarian dishes.