Family Virtual Town Hall on 5/21/21
Our fourth and final town hall featured CEH Executive Director, Michael Green, in conversation with two international health experts about the devastating consequences of toxic chemicals on human reproduction and other species we share the planet with. This town hall featured Dr. Shanna Swan, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. You can find their bios here.
Watch the recording of the event livestream
You can also check out these resources shared by our speakers:
Table showing the decline of sperm production
Summary of atrazine impacts
Call to Action – AB 1200
CEH is co-sponsoring a major California bill, AB 1200, which would ban the use of PFAS in food packaging and force the disclosure of toxic chemicals in cookware. You can find out more about the bill from the following resources:
AB 1200 one-pager
AB 1200 fact sheet about food packaging
AB 1200 fact sheet about cookware and bakeware
If you live in California, call your representative to support California bill AB 1200. This bill will be heard by the California Senate Health and Environmental Quality Committees in June. Find your representative to call here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
Dr. Shanna Swan
Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
For over 20 years, Dr. Swan has been studying the dramatic decline in sperm count around the world and the impact of environmental chemicals and pharmaceuticals on reproduction and neurodevelopment.
Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Hayes’ research focuses on the role of endocrine disrupting contaminants, particularly pesticides, with an emphasis on evolution and environmental regulation of growth and development.