Apr 21: Pandemics, Pollution, and Public Health

Marcellus Outreach Butler and the Better Path Coalition are hosting a new webinar series to discuss timely issues and actions, and to explore how we can organize and prepare for the work ahead in a post-COVID-19 world.

The series will occur on Tuesdays at 8 P.M. beginning April 21st.  
Register for the first hour-long webinar at https://bit.ly/421webinar.

COVID-19: Pandemics, Pollution, and Public Health

Dr. Ned Ketyer 
will discuss what we know about COVID-19, the impacts of air pollution on the pandemic, and the connections between COVID-19 and climate change.  There will be an opportunity for Q & A after the presentation.

Dr. Ned Ketyer is a retired pediatrician who serves on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Pennsylvania.  Dr. Ketyer Dr. Ned Ketyer is a Pittsburgh-area pediatrician with special interests in developmental pediatrics, preventative medicine, and environmental health.  After completing his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ketyer practiced general pediatrics for 26 years before retiring from patient care in 2017. He writes and edits his practice’s popular blog, The PediaBlog, and remains a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health.  Dr. Ketyer is a consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project bringing attention to the health impacts of shale gas development in the Marcellus Shale gas patch, and a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Pennsylvania, and a Climate Reality Project Leader.
In all these roles, Dr. Ketyer connects the vast petrochemical “clusterfrack” underway in SW Pennsylvania with local and regional health impacts, and the global ecological and public health catastrophes resulting from plastic pollution and climate change that threaten the health and well-being of all passengers on this shining ball of blue.

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