Join the Center for Health, Environment & Justice for an educational, free webinar Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00pm with Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, of Little Things Matter (LTM) and International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE). Bruce is an Investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bruce has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” – the largely preventable, worldwide epidemic of chronic disease and death due to widespread exposure to toxic chemicals and pollutants.
Bruce will be presenting, “The Impact of Toxic Chemicals on Human Health: No Safe Levels?” A series of studies on some of the most studied toxic chemicals have found that the risk of death and disease is proportionately greater at lower exposures. These results conflict with the way agencies regulate chemicals and indicate that we have underestimated toxic chemical’s impact on death and disease. In other words, no threshold should exist for some of the well studied and widely spread toxic chemicals, even though regulatory agencies continue to regulate them as if there is a safe level. To protect public health, we need to achieve near-zero exposures.