Environmental Pollution, Climate Change and Our Health – Sandra Steingraber


Date(s) - 4 Mar 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Sun Room, Memorial Union

Sandra Steingraber is a biologist as well as a cancer survivor. She is the author of several books, including Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment and Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, a memoir of her own pregnancy with her daughter and an investigation of fetal toxicology. Her latest book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis. She speaks as both a scientist and a mother about the joys of bringing up her son while searching for ways to shield him  – and all children – in a world facing climate change and increased environmental pollution. Steingraber was recently honored with the Heinz Award, given forsignificant achievements benefitting the environment. She is scholar-in-residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College and has a doctorate in biological sciences from the University of Michigan. The 2012 Shivvers Memorial Lecture.

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