Public health expert to speak Tuesday at Ashland

Environmental sustainability is the theme of Tuesday's symposium. | File photo

In a Tuesday lecture at Ashland University, Bruce Lanphear will speak on "Victories in Public Health: Progress or Adaptation?" as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference.

Environmental sustainability is the theme of the symposium, which is being sponsored by Ashland's Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Lanphear is a senior scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute at British Columbia Children's Hospital, and also serves as a professor at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Lanphear is working in research surrounding prevention of low-level lead toxicity and is working toward the prevention of diseases and disabilities in children. He is currently designing experimental trials on reducing environmental factors that affect asthma and behavior in children.

In his presentation at Ashland University, he will discuss diseases such as childhood leukemia, ADHD and heart diseases in connection to modern technology and the risks it poses to society today.

The presentation will be held in the Myers Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. It is free to the public.

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