For Better or For Worse – Consequences of Living With Chemicals
Our lives are surrounded by chemicals. They are in products we use on our bodies, in plastics we eat and drink from, in pesticides used on food and found in drinking water, and in air and surface cleaners. Many of these compounds have been declared safe for use but new evidence suggests they may be harmful even in "safe" doses. In this community talk, Folami Ideraabdullah, Ph.D., will discuss new findings that show how environmental chemical exposures may be linked to common human diseases. She will explain the involvement of diet and nutrition (what you eat), genetics (DNA inherited from your parents and passed down to your children), and epigenetics (how cells interpret the information encoded in your DNA). Dr. Ideraabdullah will also discuss how research to understand these processes can lead to prevention or treatment of such diseases.
The Center for the Environment, Catawba College,
in partnership with the UNC Nutrition Research Institute,
invites you to a community lecture.
Center for the Environment, Catawba College
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144