Recording Date: March 9, 2010
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?

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