Mar 30 2013

Problem Chemicals in Everyday Products

What are they? Why should we care? How can we reduce our health risks?

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont, Piedmont Connect, and the Beach Parents’ Organization’s Green Committee will host a free community event featuring Tracey Woodruff, PhD,MPH, of the University of California at San Francisco. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Beach School Auditorium, 100 Lake Ave, Piedmont.  Everyday household furnishings, containers, and personal care products, including furniture, can contain ingredients such as lead, flame retardants and plasticizers that pose health risks.

Dr. Woodruff will talk about where these and other pollutants come from and how they may affect the health of both children and adults. She will also discuss the most effective approaches to prevention, and how public policy impacts environmental exposures.

Dr. Woodruff, Director of the UCSF’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, is a nationally recognized expert on environmental chemicals and their effects on early childhood development. She researches how the exposure of pregnant women to environmental contaminants affects the health of their babies, and translates these findings to healthcare providers, policy makers and community groups in order to improve clinical care and promote public policies that prevent prenatal exposures to harmful chemicals.

Information on the sponsors: – Piedmont League of Women Voters – Piedmont Connect

 Beach Parents’ Organization’s Green Committee

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