Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series

Toxicology and Societies: The Impacts of Chemicals in Our Lives

Brought to you in partnership with Huxley's Environmental Toxicology and the WWU Alumni Association
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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 presentations that explore the many facets of this issue. Learn more about this series.

Visit the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 with Links to Recorded Presentations.  

For more presentations about Environmental issues, visit the Huxley College Speaker Series page

Spring 2021 Schedule

Developing New Windows to Understand How we can Protect Children from Environmental Impacts

Speaker: Elaine Faustman (University of Washington, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and the Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication)
Date: March 25 2021. 11-12 pm (PT). 
Learn more about Elaine and her talk.  A recording of this presentation is available on the WWU Alumni Association website. 

Were There Excess Fetal Deaths from Waterborne Lead Exposure During the Flint Water Crisis?

Speaker: Siddhartha Roy (Virginia Tech)
Date: April 8, 2021. 11-12 pm (PT).  
Learn more about Sid and his talk. A recording of this presentation will be available on the WWU Alumni Association website in June.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Speaker: Kate Moore (Author)
Date: April 22, 2021. 11 -12 pm (PT).  
Learn more about Kate and her talk.  A recording of this presentation is available here.    

Visit Village Books, our designated bookstore, to purchase copies of Kate's books. 
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Indigenous Communities, Toxics, and Environmental Injustice in the Great Lakes Region of North America

Speakers: Jessica Koski (University of British Columbia Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Bureau of Indian Affairs Midwest Region, and member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)
Date: May 6, 2021. 11-12 pm (PT).  
Learn more about Jessica and her talk.  A recording of this presentation is available here.    

Challenges of Treating PFAS, the Forever Chemical

Speaker: Michelle Crimi (Clarkson University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Date: May 20, 2021. 11-12 pm (PT).
Learn more about Michelle and her talk.  A recording of this presentation is available here.    

The Perils of PFAS

Speaker: Linda Birnbaum (currently Scientist Emeritus and former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP))
Date: June 3, 2021. 11-12 pm (PT).
Learn more about Linda and her talk.  Register here for this talk.

 

These events are free, but registration is required.

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