The next Theology Thursday lecture will be “Kids, Persistent Toxins, and Catholic Social Teaching,” by Russ Butkus, theology, and Steve Kolmes, environmental studies, on Thursday, February 21, 7:15 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319.
Recently there have been some disturbing developments at the Environmental Protection Agency regarding public health and in particular the health of American kids. This presentation will address the special vulnerability of children to the bioaccumulation of persistent toxins, and address the ensuing negative health effects. The presentation will also provide a brief summary of current environmental legislation (2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act) and conclude with the argument from Catholic social teaching that children exposed to environmental toxins is a violation of their human right to bodily integrity and health.
For ADA accommodations or more information contact Deborah MacKinnon, theology, at x7274 or email@example.com.