The tenth Helsinki Chemicals Forum was held on June 14-15, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. According to the Conference Report, prepared by Chemical Watch, 168 delegates from 37 countries attended. The final debate at the Forum used nanomaterials as a case study to argue whether product stewardship can replace regulation. Roger Drew, ToxConsult, moderated the debate between David Azoulay, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and David Warheit, Ph.D., The Chemours Company. The Conference Report lists a number of open questions, and provides the following “bottom line” bullet points:
The Conference Report is “not a formal report,” but rather “aims to be a balanced and accessible reflection of two days of debate as a means to further understanding.” It provides an “unedited selection of comments and questions raised on the message wall,” including a number of comments regarding the debate.