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Environmental Justice and the Future of Environmental Health Research

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Synopsis: This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers from the social and health sciences to present their latest work on contaminated communities and social responses to chronic environmental health hazards.
Start Time: Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, April 28, 2017 5:30 PM
Location: University Inn And Conference Center
Address: 178 Ryders Lane
Campus: Douglass
Room: Dining Room
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: 0
Speaker: Linda Birnbaum, Ana Baptista, Phil Brown, Molly Greenberg, Robert Laumbach, Nicky Sheats, Dorceta E. Taylor, Clifford P. Weisel, Ami Zota
Sponsor: Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Department of Human Ecology, Department of Sociology
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://envjus.weebly.com
Contact Name: Teja Pristavec
Contact Email: tpristavec@sociology.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 853-2524
Special Criteria: Registration is required.
Additional Information: The detection of lead leaching into the public water supply in Flint, Michigan, the discovery of perfluorinated compounds in community wells and drinking water supplies across the country, everyday concerns about chronic exposure to compounds in items like shampoo, soap, baby powder and furniture environmental contaminants and their effects on health are fast becoming a pressing concern among residents and communities. As individuals learn more about the contaminants in their air, water, soil, food and consumer products, they raise important questions: What contaminants are we putting into our environment, food and consumer products, and how do we assess their safety? How do we enforce our right to know what chemicals go into our bodies? How do we protect ourselves from chemicals, particularly in communities already suffering from multiple social, economic and political inequalities? Join us to hear an interdisciplinary group of speakers from the social and health sciences present their latest work on contaminated communities and social responses to chronic environmental health hazards. Participants will consider how to encourage greater collaboration among social and health scientists and move the field of environmental health research forward to support environmental justice.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public