Our Body Burden of Toxic Chemicals: Implications for Chemical Policy Reform
Lecture Presented by Sharyle Patton
Director of the Health and Environment Program at Commonwealth
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM (Reception to Follow)
Alexander Library, 4th FL Lecture Hall
The Centers for Disease Control/NHANES human biomonitoring study tells us that we all carry in our bodies dozens of environmental chemicals. Sharyle Patton will provide an overview of the relevance of biomonitoring results as a public health tool, discuss why we should be concerned about concentrations of environmental chemicals in all our bodies and present case studies using data from NHANES and other biomonitoring studies to illustrate data use and results communication.
Sharyle Patton is the director the Health and Environment Program for Commonweal in Bolinas, California. She also directs the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center, a program that helps geographical and non-geographical communities learn more about the tool of biomonitoring. She was a co-founder and served as the Northern Co-Chair of the International Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Network, a network of over 300 public-interest groups around the globe who are active in UN negotiations dealing with toxic chemical regulation. In addition, Patton serves on the board of the Barbara Smith Fund, Greenpeace US and the board of The Endocrine Disrupter Exchange. Please join us for this fascinating lecture!
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