Feb 6th Event - Reducing The Burden Of Toxic Chemicals On Human Health

Jan 24 2007

The Occupational and Environmental Carcinogens Working Group of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition presents:A Unique Opportunity To Hear International Speakers Discuss Successful Initiatives To Reduce The Burden Of Toxic Chemicals On Human Health And Hear Responses From Provincial And Municipal Politicians Who Are Moving The Agenda In Ontario! WHEN:       Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 starting at 7pm WHERE:     Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street                       (just west of Beverley St south of College St and the University of Toronto) Michele Landsberg, Chair, Board of Directors, The New Women's College Hospital will chair the evening. Speakers include: Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, Director,  Center of Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute   Featured in the award winning  film: "Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer; forthcoming NFB Co-production, Toxic Trespass;on children's health and the environment, and Author, When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution www.environmentaloncology.org Ken Geiser, PhD Co Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Co author: Integrating Environment and Health into Regional Economic Development and Sustainable Production: A Proposed Strategy for the Work Environment There are more harmful chemicals on the market than ever before and they are being released into the environment in increasing quantities.  Recent studies of Canadians including children show the presence of high levels of toxic chemicals in their blood.  A large body of scientific research links exposure to toxic chemicals to many diseases and disorders that plague Canadians and the occurrence of some of these illnesses have been increasing in recent decades. Source: Toxic Nation Devra Lee Davis will be available for book signing at the end of the meeting. Members of the Occupational and Environmental Carcinogens Working Group include: Canadian Environmental Law Association, Toronto Environmental Alliance, United Steelworkers, Workers' Health and Safety Centre, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, Women's Healthy Environments Network. For further information contact Nancy Bradshaw at 416-323-6400 extension 4993 or Andy King at 416-407-5271.