Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series
Toxicology and Societies: The Impacts of Chemicals in Our Lives
Brought to you in partnership with WWU's Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (IETC) and the WWU Alumni Association.
Western’s Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (IETC) 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.
For more presentations about Environmental issues, visit the WWU College of the Environment Speaker Series page.
Winter 2022 Schedule
Ocean dumped DDT waste into deepwater basins of Southern California Bight; continuing effects to the marine ecosystem
Gaps in health equity during COVID-19: Disinfectants in licensed childcare settings and the impacts to priority populations.
Speaker: Lorelei Walker (Social Safety Initiative)
Date: February 3, 2022. 11-12 pm (PT).
Learn more about Lorelei and her talk. Registration coming soon.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and DNA Methylation in the Firefighter Cancer Cohort Study.
Speaker: Jackie Goodrich (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
Date: March 3, 2022. 11-12 pm (PT).
Learn more about Jackie and her talk. Registration coming soon.
Spring 2022 Schedule
Title: Coming Soon
Speaker: Tamarra James-Todd (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Date: June 2, 2022. 11-12 pm (PT)
Learn more about Tamarra and her talk. Registration coming soon.
Fall 2021 Schedule
Pollution, Climate Change and Children's Health
Speaker: Philip J. Landrigan (Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society)
Date: October 7, 2021. 11-12 pm (PT).
Learn more about Philip and his talk. Watch the recording of Philip's presentation.
Food Safety: Past, Present, and Predictions – How the PNW shaped America’s current ‘Food Safety Culture'
A Scientific Strategy towards a Healthier World: Science + Communication + Decision Makers = Positive Change
These events are free, but registration is required.
For more presentations about Environmental issues, visit the Environmental Speaker Series page.