From the Womb: A Community-Scientist Discussion about Chemical Exposures and Children’s Development
On February 26, Dr. Stephanie Engel will lead a conversation on endocrine disruptors and their adverse effects on children’s development. Endocrine disruptors, which are chemicals found in a number of consumer products, harm human health by interfering with hormonal, reproductive, and neurological development. This café will be hosted at Flyleaf Books on 752 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Chapel Hill (next door to Foster’s Market) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Dr. Engel is associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and studies how prenatal environmental exposures harm neurodevelopment in children.
The Carolina Science Café is sponsored by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility and the Society of Sigma Xi at UNC Chapel Hill. Each Carolina Science Café features a brief expert presentation on an emerging science topic followed by informal discussion with community audiences. For more information, contact Neasha Graves (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jonathan Frederick (email@example.com). For additional information about this event and other CEHS-sponsored events, visit http://sph.unc.edu/cehs.