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Little Things Matter: Effects of Toxins on the Developing Brain
Dr. Bruce Lanphear MD MPH, will speak on the destructive, cumulative impacts of even low level exposure to environmental contaminants (such as lead). Free. Registration starts at 1 pm, presentation 1:30 pm.
Bruce Lanphear is a Clinical Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital, and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. His primary goal is to help quantify and ultimately prevent disease and disability — like asthma, learning problems and ADHD — due to exposures to environmental contaminants and pollutants. “Toxins can have a lifelong impact on children. Extremely low levels of toxins can impact brain development, leading to lowered intelligence, and learning and behavioral problems.”