Oct 5: Health and Environment workshop


The Pennsylvania Resources Council and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Center for Environmental Oncology present a workshop on Human Health and the Environment, designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the issue of toxins in our environment.

In 1962 Rachel Carson stated that for the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death. This statement was true then and continues to be true today.

We all are exposed to a number of different chemicals, carcinogens, and toxins in our environment on a daily basis, but while we may have no control over some exposures, there are many that we do. These exposures can come from our cell phones, parabens in our personal care products, or BPA in our plastics - so how can we seek these out and avoid them?

The Health and the Environment Workshop is designed to heighten awareness and encourage action around the issue of carcinogens and toxins that we come into contact with daily in our environment through the products we use and the food we eat. The workshop also focuses on the consequences of these toxins on our health and how we can avoid exposure. The program provides the public with practical solutions such as safe alternatives and healthy lifestyle choices.

6:30 - 8pm at the CCI Center (64 South 14th Street, Pgh, PA 15203)$20 per person, or $25 per couple. In an effort to reduce exposure to toxins and to reduce the amount of toxins in our environment, all workshop participants will receive a non-toxic green cleaning kit. If you are interested in attending the workshop please contact Sarah Alessio Shea at saraha@ccicenter.org or by calling 412.488.7490 ext. 236, or go to http://www.prc.org/education_environmentalHealth.html .

"You are nontoxic and biodegradable. Deep down your home wants to be too." -- Squeaky Green

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