Human Health and Our Environment

Hear from Scientists at Silent Spring Institute

Starts:  2/27/2019  6:00 PM
Ends: 2/27/2019 7:30 PM
Location: Main College Building, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor

You have a very unique opportunity to join leaders among Simmons faculty, scientists from Silent Spring Institute, and legislative leader Senator Cynthia Stone Creem to learn how we can limit exposures to harmful chemicals at the personal, campus and state-wide levels. 

Meet others who share your purpose and learn how you can take action! Stop by for heavy hors d'oeuvres and conversation, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Linda K. Paresky Center at Simmons University. RSVP here.

Welcome by President Helen Drinan and closing remarks by WGBH’s Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Co-sponsored by President Helen Drinan and environmental advocate Kathie Florsheim.

Did you know?

  • Personal care products that you buy are not regulated – ingredients can be added without adequate testing for safety.
  • Furniture in public spaces often contain flame retardants even though studies have concluded these chemicals are linked to cancer and endocrine disruption.
  • Harmful chemicals disproportionately impact women, children, and people in low income, minority neighborhoods.These facts violate the very definition of social and environmental justice–where all people have the right to exist in healthy environments.