Film Screening & Webinar: Dr. Ana Soto On Plastic And Endocrine Disruptors: Why Worry?


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Dr. Ana Soto was among the first scientists to discover that plastic products long assumed to be benign actually contain chemicals that mimic human hormones, triggering a range of adverse health effects. To prepare for her talk, we will hold a watch party on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET for a screening of “We The Guinea Pigs.” In this compelling documentary, we meet Dr. Soto and other researchers, along with ordinary people suffering from a variety of disorders or diseases — all, the scientists believe, caused by endocrine-disrupting chemicals. 

The screening will be followed one week later, on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. ET, for a talk by Dr. Soto, who will discuss her work. A medical doctor as well as a theoretical and experimental biologist, Dr. Soto is a professor of immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She also holds a fellowship in biology at the Institut d’Études Avancées in Nantes, France and is a foreign correspondent member at the Centre Cavaillès, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. The author of hundreds of peer-reviewed papers, she has received numerous honors for her contributions to public health and pioneering role in the discovery of endocrine disruptors. Originally from Argentina, she earned her MD degree at the University of Buenos Aires. 

?Register –> here <– for the watch party / meeting links

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