…and lights a proverbial fire under flame-retardant chemicals

Monday, October 26th, 6 pm

NEW LOCATION:High Horse (24 North Pleasant St, Amherst)


How to Navigate Environments with Toxins

ReducingYourRiskFlameRetardants

*How do we know what is safe?
*When is a disease in a lab animal relevant to humans?
*Why do we care about toxicity in snails?
*What are we learning about the health impacts of flame-retardant materials?

 

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Sasha Suvorov is an associate professor of environmental health sciences at UMass, Amherst. His research interests lie in the study of toxicity of environmental endocrine disruptors in mammals. He is particularly focused on understanding some of the negative effects caused by developmental exposure to endocrine disruptors found in flame-retardant materials.
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