Expert to Talk About Environmental Links to Human Health

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

An internationally recognized expert on environmental links to cancer and human health will be speaking in Anchorage Sunday evening. Dr. Sandra Steingraber will be discussing her newest book called Raising Elijah-Protecting our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

Steingraber says she wrote this book titled after her second child because she says environmental crisis threatens two fundamental parental duties – protecting your child from harm and planning for their future. Steingraber says it’s not possible to keep you children safe when toxins are in their bodies.

She says both share a common cause, what she calls a ruinous dependence on fossil fuel. Steingraber’s previous books include Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal investigation of Cancer and the Environment. She, herself is a cancer survivor.

Sunday’s lecture will be at the Loussac Library, starting with a reception at 6:30 pm

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