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Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children
Start Date: 5/14/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 5/14/2013End Time: 7:30 PM

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Book talk: Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children

Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center, has a newly released book titled, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children, which is co-authored with David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Public Health and Professor of History at Columbia University, and published by University California Press.

Lead Wars uses the class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University filed in Baltimore accusing the institution of conducting unethical human experiments on African American children as the linchpin for examining the state of public health and research in the U.S. in the 21st century.

The authors look at how long-standing environmental threats such as lead and mercury and more recent ones such as PCBs and BPA have proven toxic even at low levels of exposure. They provide a penetrating analysis of lead poisoning over the years to the present, along with a broader discussion about the relationship between science and society, science and industry, and research ethics and patient’s rights.

Book Talk with the Authors: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location Information:
New Building - New Building  (View Map)
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY
Room: Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery
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