University of Wisconsin–Madison

Unleashing the Power of Prevention by Targeting Environmental Exposures to Toxic Chemicals & Pollutants

Bruce Lanphear, M.D., MPH, is a clinician scientist at the British Columbia Children’s Research Institute and a professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Over the past decade,  Lanphear has become increasingly vexed by the  inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” – the largely preventable, worldwide epidemic of chronic disease and disability due to widespread exposure to industrial pollutants, environmental contaminants and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to produce videos to enhance public understanding of how our health is inextricably linked with the environment and elevate efforts to prevent disease.

This event is presented as a special, free pre-conference lecture for “Making the Connection 2018 — WEHN Annual Conference,” which begins March 2.