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Free Women's Health Conference Coming to Pittsburgh

The second conference on Women's Health and the Environment: New Science, New Solutions, is a free, day-long event set for Thursday, September 25, 2008, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. It is sponsored by Teresa Heinz, the Heinz Endowments, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

The conference will feature nationally renowned environmental scientists, writers and activists who will share the newest science in three areas essential to health in everyday life: air, water, and food. Among the speakers are Conrad (Dan) Volz, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health and director of the Certificate in Environmental Health Risk Assessment; and Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, visiting professor of epidemiology at GSPH and director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Experts also will address the health effects of personal care products that are supposed to enhance quality of life. In addition to explaining scientific data that show how toxins in our environment negatively affect our health, presenters will share solutions that can create a healthier environment.

Space is limited. Register online here.

Note: All speaker remarks will be archived for viewing and downloading after the conference.


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