Our Water, Our Health: Are we in danger?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, United States
Our Water, Our Health: Are we in danger? A Bicentennial Town Square Keynote Event Featuring Sandra Steingraber
Join noted biologist, environmental advocate, and author Sandra Steingraber as she explores the links between human health and environmental toxins, especially those found in our water. Steingraber, who is also a cancer survivor, skillfully weaves her narrative with hard science as she describes how environmental toxins have intruded into our bodies, our homes, and our daily lives. She suggests that the connections between environmental toxins and cancer are particularly relevant given the increasing threat of new toxins being introduced into our drinking water through hydraulic fracking.
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Sandra Steingraber, distinguished scholar in residence in the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences, is an ecologist, author, cancer survivor and internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and human health. Her highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment (1997), was the first book to connect data on toxic releases with that of U.S. cancer registries. Steingraber has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment throughout the United States and Canada and has lectured at many universities, medical schools, and hospitals. She also has testified in the European Parliament and before the President’s Cancer Panel and has participated in briefings to Congress and before United Nations delegates in Geneva, Switzerland.