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Landrigan, Gavigan Address “Greening Our Children” Luncheon

Apr 29, 2011 01:53PM

On Monday, May 9, the fourth annual Mount Sinai Greening Our Children benefit luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center. The keynote speaker will be Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Director of Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center, who will present his team’s most recent research and discuss what actions parents can take to keep children safe. Dr. Landrigan is known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health. He will be joined by Christopher Gavigan, author of the best-selling book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home. A Huffington Post blogger and the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, he has led public awareness campaigns and educational programs that inform parents about the daily choices that impact our children’s health. The mission of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) is to protect children from toxic chemicals in the air, water, and food by spearheading efforts to track the root environmental causes of disease. The Center’s research builds on over three decades of work by its director, Dr. Landrigan.

For further information about Greening Our Children, visit the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Center's website at MountSinaiGOCLuncheon.org or call Eileen Solomon, director of special events at 212.824.8251.

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