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Ecologist Sandra Steingraber Speaks March 14

Posted Feb. 23, 2012


Ecologist, cancer survivor, author and speaker Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized expert on the links between cancer and the environment, reforming chemical policy and contamination without consent. Steingraber is scheduled to speak about how cancer is directly related to environmental toxins on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium at Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township. The lecture is sponsored by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Initiative in Environmental Media.
 
Tickets are required for this free lecture and may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, while supplies last.
 
Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents cancer as a human rights issue. Originally published in 1997, it was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and won praise from international media, including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Lancet and The London Times.
 
In her most recent book, Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, the mother of two applies her knowledge and philosophy to the challenge of raising children in our toxic, climate-threatened world. She connects many child health issues, including asthma, behavioral problems, intellectual impairments, and pre-term birth to hormone-disrupting, brain-damaging and otherwise dangerous environmental factors.
 
Adding to many other awards, Steingraber recently received the Heinz Award, administered by the Heinz Family Foundation, recognizing outstanding individuals for their contributions in the areas of: Arts and Humanities, Environment, Human Condition, Public Policy, Technology, the Economy and Employment.
 
For more information about this event, call 330-499-9600.