John Wargo (Yale University), “Global Food Challenges to Health and the Environment” (Democracy in America)

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
New Haven Free Public Library—Wilson Branch See map
303 Washington Avenue
Event description: 

John Wargo has written and taught on the limits and potential of environmental law, with a focus on human health. In his research he has compared the history of five serious and global environmental threats to children’s health in the twentieth century: nuclear weapons testing, pesticides, hazardous sites, vehicle particulate emissions, and hormonally active ingredients in plastics. He has also presented a history of law and science governing pesticides with special attention to the vulnerability of infants and children, and participated in the design of federal and state laws and regulations intended to reduce human exposures to air pollution, pesticides, plastics, metals, mercury, wood smoke, diesel exhaust, flame retardants, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.