Health Risk of Plastic Pollutants and How to Solve Them

| April 8, 2019 | Leave a Comment

PlasticRiver

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting Pete Myers as he speaks about the health risk of plastic pollutants.

Plastics are a ubiquitous, inescapable part of daily life. They have many seemingly irreplaceable, inexpensive and convenient uses. But there is a dark side to some of them that goes far beyond the painful photographs of albatross chick tummies stuffed with discarded cigarette lighters or turtle necks strangled by six pack rings. Some of them are exceedingly hazardous to life, even at what appear to be low doses. Much of the hazard arises because they contain chemicals that interfere with hormone signaling: endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). By hacking the hormone signaling systems that control fetal development, they can set in motion physiological processes that can lead to a wide array of diseases and disabilities.

 Find more information here. 

TUESDAY , APRIL 16 / 6:00 PM

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco94105 

Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn
The views and opinions expressed through the MAHB Website are those of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect an official position of the MAHB. The MAHB aims to share a range of perspectives and welcomes the discussions that they prompt.