OCOH August 29, 2018 “Pesticides and Health: What We Need to Know”

Published: August 6th, 2018

Category: Our Community Our Health

Our Community, Our Health National Town Hall on Pesticides and Human Health. Held on August 29th from 5:30p.m. to 7p.m. at HealthStreet.

There’s been a lot of media coverage on the potential dangers of pesticides, but what do the experts have to say?

Join us for the 19th national Our Community, Our Health town hall on August 29th, as our panel from FSU, UCLA, UF, and the Farmworker Association of Florida gather to discuss the impacts of pesticide exposure on human health.

We’ll discuss questions like:

  • Do pesticides increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s?
  •  How are we exposed to pesticides?
  •  How can we protect ourselves in our own communities and while on the job?

 Meet the experts:

OCOH Panel

• Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD, Director, Movement Disorders Program and Professor of Molecular Toxicology, Neurology, UCLA

• Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida

• Joan Flocks, MA, JD, Director, Social Policy Division Center for Governmental Responsibility, Levin College of Law, UF

• Joe Grzywacz, PhD, Department Chair & Norejane Hendrickson Professor, College of Human Sciences, FSU

RSVP now and share with your friends.

  • Time:Local reception begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT, town hall 6-7 p.m. EDT
  • Location: HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • RSVPbit.ly/OCOHPEST

Help us share the OCOH RSVP link with your local community members and network through Facebook, Twitter and listserv announcements.

For more information, visit MyHealthStreet.org


Interested in hosting a viewing party at your location?

• You can set up a participating event for community members in your area to have their voices heard!

• Using the livestream link your local community members can participate in our town hall discussion and send in questions via text messaging and social media.

• We encourage you to invite experts or researchers from your local CTSA  to have an in-person reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. EDT before the national event.

Please contact us for help with marketing resources that you can use to promote your local viewing party. Contact Tamara Lowrey at tlowrey@ufl.edu or (352) 294-4871 for resources.