Lecture on environmental chemicals Aug. 7

BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., Kurunthachalam Kannan, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of environmental medicine and pediatrics at NYU’s Langone Health, will give a lecture titled “Environmental Chemicals in Salmon, Seals and Humans: Dr. Susan Shaw’s Legacy Remembered” at the Shaw Institute in Blue Hill.

Kannan will share stories about his exploits and accomplishments with Shaw, the institute’s founder, who died on Jan. 27, 2022, along with his ongoing work.

Perhaps one of the duo’s most enduring legacies involved a study of chemical exposure in firefighters. Their landmark study, published in 2013, revealed the threat of cancer for firefighters. Their work led to urgently needed protections for firefighters in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Kannan will also talk about how he and Shaw challenged the aquaculture industry when they revealed how contaminants were threatening farmed and wild salmon.

The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 5 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the talk at 6. Masks are recommended.

For more information, visit www.shawinstitute.org.


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