The CTK Creation Care Team invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.
May 21, 6:00 p.m. Connections between People and Nature – Endocrine Disrupters
We welcome Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Sciences & Sustainability at Aquinas College in Michigan. Sr. Damien will speak on Endocrine Disrupters. The adage “Everything is Connected” is well known in environmental circles. This talk will explore the case of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are industrial chemicals widely used in pharmaceuticals, foods, packaging, plastics and other consumer products. EDCs interfere with hormone metabolism and activity and are now recognized as a growing public health threat. Concentrations at levels of concern have been detected in water, soils, food, and blood and body tissues of animals and humans around the world, even far from where the original exposure occurred. How did the EDCs get there? What are some of the most serious environmental concerns of EDCs? This talk will explore these topics, as well as what we can do to avoid exposure to EDCs. Sr. Damien holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and an M.S. in soil science. Please register at www.eventbrite.com (Connections between People in Houston, TX) to receive an invitation.
Other upcoming speakers include:
Sunday, June 25, 6:00 p.m., Greg Biddinger, PhD in Ecology, Founder, Natural Land Management, now residing in Maine
Sunday, July 30, 6:00 p.m., Andy Gerhart, PhD in Environmental History, now seminarian at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX