Kentucky Environmental Foundation’s Call-In Series on Energy Production & Health: Wed 12pm

Kentucky Environmental Foundation’s Call-In Series on Energy Production & Health

Approximately 93% of Kentucky’s energy is generated by coal-fired power plants. Throughout its life cycle, coal is associated with many negative health effects for both workers and the public. Concerns include cardiac and respiratory diseases, cancer, and developmental disorders. Join us as we address and explore these issues through a monthly call-in series for health care providers, educators, students, public health professionals and other interested parties.

Wednesday’s topic: “Coal’s Assault on Human Health”

Presented by: Dr. Alan Lockwood, M.D., F.A.A.N. Professor of Neurology, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo NY Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Western NY Health Care System

Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm eastern time

This call will be recorded for future use.

Please RSVP to Deborah Payne at deborah@kyenvironmentalfoundation.org for call-in details and a link to slides for the presentation.

Biography

Dr. Alan Lockwood, M.D., F.A.A.N. is a professor of neurology and nuclear medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He is the past president and current member of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Board of Directors and Board of Sponsors, an organization that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. His areas of expertise include environmental factors and neurological disease with special reference to pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, medical ethics with focus on human testing of pesticides, and the effects of burning coal on health.

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.