2002 – Present

EFC9 is a university-based Center working for healthier communities through cleaner business, by advancing the environmental industry and promoting pollution. Ann Blake has worked on multiple projects with EFC9 since 2002, most recently performing research on health impacts of ingredients in African-American hair products for the pioneering multi-stakeholder African-American Hair Salon Roundtable in Oakland, California in April of 2007.

  • Facilitated stakeholder discussion at the California Chemicals Policy Symposium, Oakland, California, March 16-17, 2006
  • Convened multi-stakeholder roundtables (industry, government, environmental and health advocates) on use of brominated flame retardants in consumer electronics (September 2002) and upholstered furniture (April 2003) resulting in joint industry/government workgroups to assess alternatives and proposed California legislation to phase out polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs.)