21 Acres Taking Control of Toxics - Four Weeks
What You Can Do to Lower Your Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
This is a core course in the 21 Acres School "Living Series."
This is a four-week course, meeting Thursdays for 1.5 hours at 21 Acres.
May 3 ............................ 6:30-8:00 pm
May 10 .......................... 6:30-8:00 pm
May 17 .......................... 6:30-8:00 pm
May 24 .......................... 6:30-8:00 pm
Session 1: Environment + Genes + Choices = Health
Get introduced to the science of Environmental Health, a public health discipline that recognizes the true interconnectedness of human health and the health of the environment. Learn what some of the current environmental health research going on at the University of Washington is telling us about how to better protect families from the hazards around us.
Session 2: Are you concerned about toxics in your home and body?
Find out which toxic chemicals, present in everyday products, threaten the health of your family and how these chemicals are linked to cancer, infertility, and learning disabilities.
Session 3: The myth of safety: Why government agencies ignore the safety of our toys, furniture, and other household products. Learn how chemicals are "innocent until proven guilty" and how Washington state has become a leader in getting toxics out of products like children's pajamas and toys.
Session 4: Become a toxics-buster!
Find out how to bust the toxic chemicals that have invaded our homes and threaten the health of your family. Learn how to make better choices in the products you choose, how to care for your home and garden, and how to eliminate the most toxic chemicals from our lives. Make your own safer all-purpose cleaner for your home.
Staff Scientist, leads the Washington Toxics Coalition’s research
program. She has led many studies including an investigation of
pollution sources flowing into Puget Sound, tests of toxic chemicals in
toys and other children’s products, and biomonitoring studies of toxics
in pregnant women and other Washingtonians.
Jon Sharpe, Board Member of Washington Toxics Coalition, has a background in educational technology, curriculum development, project management, and science communication. John joined the UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) and creates educational materials, organizes workshops and special events related to environmental public health and the ethical dimensions of science and policy.
Enrollment & Registration
Course Fee: $120
A portion of the fees from this course will be donated to the Washington Toxics Coalition to support their good work.
In order to take this course students must first enroll in the 21 Acres School as a student. Enrollment is $45 for a two-year period. Enrollees receive advance notice of class availability and on occasion special discount offers on classes.
Join 21 Acres and save — Fees are discounted for members for most courses and classes by 10%, 15% or 20% depending upon membership level. To become a member and/or to receive your member discount on this class, register by contacting Deb at (425) 481-1500 or email@example.com
21 Acres Certificate
This course qualifies for our Sustainability Stewardship Certificate. Enroll, register for this class and receive credits towards your certificate.
Watch for notices about upcoming courses in the Living Series related to this theme. For more information, visit www.21acres.org.
May 04, 2012 01:30 AM
May 25, 2012 03:00 AM
|Where||21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072|
|Contact Name||Deb Sternagel|
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