Fwd: Dangers Around the House is the topic at Odd Monday
- This is a cross-posting from another list-serve.
I think the topic is very germain to our lives
today, although the late notice of the event and
the location might make it difficult for some to
be able to attend. If anyone does go, please let
the group know what you learned.
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Next Monday, January 7, at 7 PM at Noe Valley
Ministry located at 1021 Sanchez Street the Odd
Monday Series presents author Paul D. Blanc,
M.D., Professor of Medicine and holder of the
Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental
Medicine at the University of California, reading
from and discussing his book, "How Everyday
Products Make People Sick: Toxins at Home and in
This book reveals the hidden health dangers in
many of the seemingly innocent products we
encounter every day - a tube of glue in a kitchen
drawer, a bottle of bleach in the laundry room, a
rayon scarf on a closet shelf, a brass knob on
the front door, a wood plank on an outdoor deck.
A compelling exposé, written by a physician with
extensive experience in public health and
illustrated with disturbing case histories, "How
Everyday Products Make People Sick" is a rich and
meticulously documented account of injury and
illness across different time periods, places,
technologies. It presents a picture not of one
exceptional or corrupt industry but rather of how
run-of-the-mill manufacturing processes and
consumer marketing expose workers and the general
public alike to toxic hazards. More troubling
still, even when such hazards are recognized,
calls for their control are routinely ignored.
"A superb tool for making our homes, finally, a
safe place to raise children." -- Robert F.
Kennedy, Jr., author of "Crimes Against Nature"
and "St. Francis of Assisi."
"Thirty years ago, Paul Blanc educated me about
the threat of cancers caused by corporate and
government negligence. Now he tells a great,
entertaining and shocking story, based on a vast
knowledge of science,government regulation,
history and popular culture that shows our
personal dependency and the almost-forsaken cause
of public health." -- Tom Hayden, former
chairman, Committee on Natural Resources,
California State Senate
Join us at 5:30 P.M. before the event for a
no-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, the northeast
corner of 24th Street at Sanchez. Entrees average
Parking available at $5 for 3 hours across the
street from the Noe Valley Pizza. The 24 line,
the 48 line and the J Church are the nearby Muni
transportation lines available.
The Odd Mondays website: www.oddmondays.com
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