The Environment and Health

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Modern humans evolved 200,000 years ago yet our immediate environment hardly changed until the onset of the industrial revolution about 250 years ago. Antibiotics, plastics, gasoline, and in fact much of what we are exposed to in our environment every day did not even exist 100 years ago. Daily our genes, our skin, our respiratory tract, our intestines, our brains are exposed to relatively new substances compared to exposures for 200,000 years. What are the effects on our health? On the next Line One we discuss some concerns about our current environment’s impact on health.



HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard

  • Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment University at Albany



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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, September 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, September 12, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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