Upcoming BCEEAN speaking event: “Children and Environmental Toxins” with Dr. Philip Landrigan

Children are getting sick from being exposed to tens of thousands of new chemicals – manufactured materials that never before existed in the earth’s environment. Alarmingly, most of these chemicals were not tested for safety or toxicity before they were brought to market. Many have been found to cause disease in children – asthma, cancer, learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, birth defects and diabetes – and these diseases are on the rise.

All are welcome to join us as Dr. Philip Landrigan ’63, a leader in children’s environmental health research and protective initiatives, explores the direct impact of environmental toxins on our children’s health and well-being. He will empower attendees to learn about chemicals that are in the products they are buying, the inherent threats they pose, and how to step up as leaders when the government fails to act to protect us and our children.

This event is being sponsored by the Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN).

$10 for GOLD alumni (Graduates Of the Last Decade, Classes 2009–2018)
$15 for alumni, parents, and friends
The cost includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available. There are no refunds for this event.

Please see http://alumni-events.bc.edu/events/children-and-environmental-toxins/event-summary-cf03c26a0d4b49dda0abd5602b937769.aspx for more details, and to register.

Pat Knight

Pat Knight '08 is a consultant at Synapse Energy Economics in Cambridge, MA. He specializes in issues relating to the electricity system, including renewable policies, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies, with a focus on the New England states. He spends his free time working on local urban sustainability issues and riding his bicycle around Boston.