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Wednesday May 18 2016 - Late Lessons from Early Warnings about Hazards to Health and Environment

Presented By: David Gee, Visiting Fellow
Institute of Environment, Health, and Societies
Brunel University, London
Wednesday May 18, 2016 
UTEC Lowell
35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Why are scientific early warnings of impending harm regularly ignored by societies? What can we learn from the interplay between the sciences, economics, and politics of known and emerging hazards that can help us to minimize future harms whilst maximizing responsible innovations? David Gee has worked for 40 years on reducing harm from hazards to health and environments, most recently at the European Environment Agency as Senior Adviser, Science, Policy, Emerging Issues(1995-2013). He is now a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Environment, Health, and Societies at Brunel University in London.

 This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Community Health and Sustainability,the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, the Department of Work Environment and the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. 

TUR Credit: This event will be worth 2 credits.  These credits may be used to apply to MassDEP for recertification.