Research and Advocacy Initiatives to Curb The Health Impacts of Environmental Contaminants Webinar

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Date(s) - 12/09/2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


uniteforsightThe webinar will include guidance and advice from five panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions. Gain insight about research and advocacy initiatives and strategies to curb the health impacts of environmental contaminants.  What are safer environmental practices that can be adopted by doctors and hospitals? How do flame retardants, asbestos, and lead in homes, schools, and work places impact health? What is the effect of industrial agriculture? What are advocacy strategies to eliminate environmental contaminants? Learn this and more at the cutting-edge December 9th webinar with five leading environmental experts.

Day and Time: Wednesday, December 9, 4-5pm Eastern Time

Webinar Panelists:​

  • Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm
  • Avery Lindeman, Deputy Director, Green Science Policy Institute
  • Keeve Nachman, Program Director, Food Production & Public Health Program, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Peter Rabinowitz, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences; Associate Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Linda Reinstein, President and CEO and Co-Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

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Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.