Recording Date: March 9, 2010
Duration:
99 minutes
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Agenda and Speakers

• Scientific overview: Cadmium
– What is it and where is it found?
– Understanding the potential health effects
– Levels of exposure – what’s dangerous?
• Scientific overview: Asphalt Dust (PAH)
– What is polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)?
– Understanding the potential health effects
– Levels of exposure–what’s dangerous?
• Overview of the underlying litigation arising out of cadmium and asphalt dust exposure
– Who is liable?
– What products contain these products and how are they sold or distributed
– Proving causation
• Insurance Coverage Overview
– What is the trigger of coverage for these claims?
– How are the number of occurrences determined?
– What policy exclusions are potentially applicable?
– How would losses be allocated over policy years?

Faculty:
Caroline Cox, Research Director, Center for Environmental Health,Oakland, CA
Howard Sandler, MD, President, Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc., Melville, NY
Kim Hollaender, Esq., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst LLC, Blue Bell, PA
Michael Hamilton, Esq., Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst LLC, Blue Bell, PA