Sunday Evening Conversations: Connections between People and Nature – Endocrine Disrupters
May 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.
At the May 2017 web meeting, we welcome Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Sciences & Sustainability at Aquinas College in Michigan. Sr. Damien will speak on Endocrine Disrupters. The adage “Everything is Connected” is well known in environmental circles. This talk will explore the case of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are industrial chemicals widely used in pharmaceuticals, foods, packaging, plastics and other consumer products. EDCs interfere with hormone metabolism and activity and are now recognized as a growing public health threat. Concentrations at levels of concern have been detected in water, soils, food, and blood and body tissues of animals and humans around the world, even far from where the original exposure occurred. How did the EDCs get there? What are some of the most serious environmental concerns of EDCs? This talk will explore these topics, as well as what we can do to avoid exposure to EDCs.
Sr. Damien holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and an M.S. in soil science. She will address Connections between People and Nature on Sunday, May 21 at 6 p.m. After her talk, there will be time for Q&A. If you would like to join this online conversation, please register and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other upcoming speakers include:
- Sunday, Jun. 25, 6 p.m., Greg Biddinger, PhD in Ecology, Founder, Natural Land Management, now residing in Maine
- Sunday, Jul. 30, 6 p.m., Andy Gerhart, PhD in Environmental History, now seminarian at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX