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Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series

Toxicology and Societies: The Impacts of Chemicals in Our LivesLittle girl with a globe and pollution.

Brought to you in partnership with Huxley's Environmental Toxicology and the WWU Alumni Association

Western’s Huxley College of the Environment and the WWU Alumni Association is sponsoring this speaker series to help people better appreciate and understand how toxicology is important to them, their families, their friends, and their communities.  In short, how does Toxicology affect Society?  Toxicology is also called ‘the science of poisons’, as it deals with any chemicals that affect health in a negative way.  Over the course of the next several months, we will be hosting a series of seminars that explore the many facets of this issue. Learn more about this series.

Fall 2020 Schedule
  • Talk: Dropping the "Ego-Lingo": People-Speak on How Science is Used in Environmental and Human Health Decision Making.
    Speaker: Mary Reiley (Reiley Ridge Consulting and EPA retired).
    Date: Oct 22, 2020. 11-12 pm (PDT). 
    Learn more about Mary and her talk and Register to attend this free on-line event.


  • Talk: Environmental Health Studies on Navajo Lands.
    Speaker: Jani Ingram (Northern Arizona University, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department).
    Date: Nov 5, 2020. 11-12 pm (PDT).  
    Learn more about Jani and her talk.  Registration coming soon for this free on-line event.


  • Talk: Microplastic Pollution: Structural Pollutant Meets Endocrine Disrupting Contaminant. 
    Speaker: Peter Ross (Coastal Ocean Research Institute).
    Date: Nov 19, 20202. 11 -12 pm (PDT).


  • Talk: Contaminants of Concern for Human and Environmental Health.
    Speaker: Nancy Denslow (University of Florida, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology & Department of Physiological Sciences).
    Date: Dec 3, 2020. 11-12 pm (PDT).


These events are free, but registration is required.

Child holding a globe surrounded by pollution.