Environmental Scientist to Address Reducing Chemical Risks to Families

Damian Shea
Damian Shea

Damian Shea, professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology at North Carolina State University, will speak on “Reducing Chemical Risks to Families: Linking the External Chemical Exposure to Biological Effects and Reduction in Adverse Health Outcomes” on Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. in S340 Life Science Laboratories.

This lecture, which is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series, is free and open to the public

Shea’s presentation, will explore the power and limitations of high-resolution chemical analysis to measure the chemical exposome­–the totality of one’s exposure from conception onwards­–and link this to potential biological effects with high-throughput cell-based toxicity assays.

Examples will be drawn largely from his work in China, where he is studying how differential chemical exposure and risk relates to different family members and their roles and activities within the family and the cultural and financial barriers to reducing chemical exposure and potential adverse health outcomes.

The lecture was postponed from its original date of Dec. 5.