Tuesday, October 3 at 7pm. Online.
Endocrine disruptors in plastics are associated with a 50% decline in adult male sperm counts over the past five decades and are implicated in the enormous leap in rates of autism and ADHD among children.
Moreover, it is clear that a great quantity of the plastic in our lives was never necessary in the first place. Approximately 42% of plastic currently under production is used for packaging, much of which is discarded as soon as it is used. It is critical that plastic reduction and safer, healthier alternatives become law.
Join Beyond Plastics, the Westchester, NY League of Women Voters, and Bedford 2030 for a webinar discussion between Dr. Pete Myers and Senator Pete Harckham that will cover what we know about EDCs in plastic, what they are doing to our health, and the most effective, politically feasible ways to reduce these toxicants (and plastic pollution) from our lives.
- John Peterson ‘Pete’ Myers, Ph.D. is CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences.
- New York State Senator Pete Harckham is Chair of the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.
- Megan Wolff, Ph.D., MPH is Policy Director at Beyond Plastics.