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PSR Wisconsin’s environmental arm and essentially a committee group focused on environmental health, called Wisconsin Environmental Health Network is hosting a virtual series focused on environment toxins and the health implications. The series will be hosted virtually throughout February and March 2021.
Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm CT
Arlene Blum, PhD – “A Scientific Strategy towards Healthier People and Planet: Science + Communication + Decision Makers = Positive Change”
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm CT
Linda Birnbaum, PhD – “Perils of PFAS: Our Health & Regulation”
Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm CT
Christine Till, PhD, C.Psych – “Fluoride and the Developing Brain”
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm CT
Leo Trasande, MD, MPP – “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: New Knowledge of Health Effects and Policy Implications”
This series is free for the public. There is also an opportunity for CME/CE credit at an additional cost.
We know that coal, oil and fracked gas wreak havoc on our climate, put our health and safety at risk, and target harm on low-income communities of color. Fighting fossil fuel infrastructure is one of the best things we can do for public health. We know that industry is perpetuating racial and environmental injustices that are then magnified further in times of crisis. Join Washington PSR to hear how health is inseparable from climate justice and how these new rules move us closer to protecting communities!
Join Chicago PSR and our student health professional chapters, including Loyola SSOM GEMS, Pritzker Students for Sustainability and Rush University Students for Social Responsibility for a webinar on Health Professional Student Sustainability Advocacy.
Sarah Hsu, MD candidate at Brown University in RI, founding leader and Vice Chair of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, and host of the Code Green podcast will host the event.
Students from our 3 Chicago-area chapters will present information on activism they have been doing.