Terry on Oct 21st 2010
If you missed the June 2010 event in Tucson you are in luck because you can watch a video of the presentations:
“Poisoned for Profit” video (60 minutes)
Keynote speaker Alice Shabecoff is a New York Times journalist and renowned author who discussed her book “Poisoned for Profit.” Her presentation made a strong case about the immediate need for reform and she invited the audience to join the movement for a safer world for children.
NDCA’s Executive Director Terry Nordbrock, MPH, discussed the Sierra Vista AZ childhood leukemia cluster, widespread frustration regarding disease cluster response, Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform, and the need to shift the burden of proof onto industry that chemicals are safe before they are sold.
Pediatric Toxicologist Mark Witten, PhD, talked about his research on the effects of tungsten exposure in mice –they developed leukemia –and the need to limit exposure to tungsten.
Dendrochronologist Paul Sheppard, PhD, described how scientists can be oppressed by the legal process.
Childhood brain cancer survivor Trevor Schaefer had people crying then laughing. He talked about travelling to D.C. to meet with Senator Barbara Boxer and EPA Director Lisa Jackson about the need for better disease cluster identification and response.
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