On May 23, the Guadalupe Regional Group will be hosting an informative program at the Historic Santa Clara Railroad Depot in Santa Clara CA. The title of the Program is "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Planet" and our host will be Don Hoernschemeyer, PhD.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Planet:
All living things are under assault from toxic chemicals unleashed on the world by technology run amok. Fifty years ago Rachael Carson alerted the world to this dangerous condition. She was lambasted by industry’s spokespersons. Today there are many champions of her message and the tide is turning.
Each of us wants a healthy body to explore and enjoy a healthy planet. Yet, toxic chemicals invisibly contaminate the environment; they cause cancer and other diseases; they damage our immune, reproductive, and nervous and hormone systems; they degrade the health of all nature’s animals and insects.
The presentation will be about the nature of these toxins, where they come from, how they damage your health, and what you can do to prevent them from contaminating your body.
Our host, Don H. (In his words) has a Ph.D. in chemistry. For twenty five years he did research and development work on new products, such as membranes for desalination, and for ten years he consulted to technology companies.
He has long been interested in environmental issues, the health of the planet, and the relationship between toxic chemicals and disease. While working on uranium processes he became acquainted with the dangers of low levels of radioactivity. Observing obvious waste effluents in the Delaware and Allegheny Rivers made him think about their effects upon the people living downstream who took their municipal water from the contaminated rivers. While living in the Los Angeles basin he became acutely aware of the toxic nature of smog. Reading about pollution of air, water, and food in weekly publications of the American Chemical Society initiated a growing awareness of the pervasive nature of the contamination of the environment and its chronic effects on people’s health. Publications of several nonprofit organizations dedicated to the health of the environment motivated him to play a part in educating people about the subtle health risks they unknowingly face every day.
The general meeting will take place at the historic Santa Clara Railroad Depot’s museum room - 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara, CA. Time will be at 7:00 PM. There is general parking nearby the area. If you use transit, the following VTA routes will drop you near the Santa Clara Cal-Train railroad station; VTA Bus Routes 10, 22, 32, 60, and 522. For more information: Please call vice-chair Teresa Nemeth @[masked] (M). Refreshments will be provided. Bring Your Own Cup.