Lecture to focus on impact of PVC piping
BINGHAMTON, NY – Environmentalist Lois Gibbs will present a lecture on the toxic effects of PVC on Tuesday, April 20, at Binghamton University’s Lecture Hall 14. The event will begin at 8:15 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Lois Gibbs is the founder of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, a national organization dedicated to building safe and healthy communities. She founded the organization after winning a battle to relocate 900 families who were affected by a toxic waste leak near the Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York.
The lecture will cover the negative health effects related to chemicals found in PVC, where the material is used, and what can be done to remove it.
The event is being sponsored by Binghamton University's Environmental Studies Program, the Student Environment Action Coalition, and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice's Greening Schools Inside & Out Campaign.
For more information, contact the director of the environmental studies program, Peter Knuepfer, at (607) 777-2389.