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Endocrine Disruption conference

This might sound too technical for the ordinary lay person, but it’s not. And given the assault on the environment and on our health, workers have to educate ourselves about these issues. After all, big business and their politicians certainly won’t!

Endocrine Disruption: Widening the Scope

Please join us March 19th 1:00 EDT for a teleconference presentation by Dr. Frederica Perera on the Effects of Prenatal Exposure to EDCs on Childhood Development.

This half-hour teleconference call is the third in a monthly series sponsored by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s EDC Strategies Group.* In the series, invited speakers will present the latest research on endocrine disruption and the immune system, the metabolic system, the brain, behavior and more.

Dr. Perera will present data from a longitudinal cohort study that followed mothers and children from pregnancy into adolescence, showing that prenatal exposure to air pollutants (specifically, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes and other disease endpoints. Prevention strategies will also be discussed.

RSVP here for the March 19th teleconference call.

Mark your calendars for the next call in the series, April 16th, featuring Dr. Philippe Grandjean discussing “Chemical Brain Drain”, how the next generation’s brain functions are endangered by environmental chemicals.

Previous presentations are available as MP3 recordings:

January 8th Dr. Rodney Dietert: Endocrine Disruption and Immune Dysfunction.

February 19th Dr. Jamie DeWitt: Endocrine Disruption of the Neuro-immune Interface.

Categories: environment, Human health

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