Our Global Chemical Experiment: An Online Lecture by Anna Young from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, September 15, 5 pm

  • 15 September 2020
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 06:30 PM
  • Event Host : Parsons Healthy Materials Lab - The New School
Our Global Chemical Experiment, Healthy Materials, Healthy Building
Event Description

On Tuesday, September 15th Parsons Healthy Materials Lab will host Dr. Anna Young from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a lecture titled Our Global Chemical Experiment: How Healthy Building Strategies Can Reduce Exposures to Chemicals.

Have you ever wondered where Healthy Materials Lab gets its information? On September 15th, get it directly from the source. For years, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been leading the charge in groundbreaking research about public health. In the upcoming lecture, Dr. Anna Young will discuss her ongoing research and why it matters.

It’s estimated that Americans now spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, and studies show that the spaces in which we spend that time directly affect human health and performance.


The lecture will be followed by Q&A session all are welcome to join.

*Artwork by Kate Teale, artist and part-time assistant professor at Parsons School of Design, “The Housed” 2014

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Parsons Healthy Materials Lab - The New School
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Anna Young is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on healthier materials and products in buildings as a strategy to reduce our exposures to toxic chemicals. She recently earned her PhD in the department, where she conducted dissertation research about global exposures to chemicals in office buildings, the hormonal activities of building dust in cell assays due to chemicals, and the benefits of healthier materials interventions to reduce toxic chemical loads in buildings. Anna also holds an MS in Environmental Health from the Harvard Chan School and a BA in Computer Science and Environmental Studies from Yale University.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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