Biologist, cancer survivor to give lecture News feed
NEW PALTZ >> Biologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, the author of “Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment,” will present a free lecture at SUNY New Paltz titled “The Human Health Consequences of Fossil Fuel” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Lecture Center 100 at the college.
Steingraber was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries to demonstrate the health hazards of toxic materials in the environment. Her research was adapted for the screen in 2010.
Prior to Steingraber’s speech, her documentary, “Living Downstream,” will be screened at SUNY New Paltz at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in Lecture Center 100.
As both a book and a documentary film, “Living Downstream” has won praise from international media. Steingraber has received many honors for her work as a science writer, including, in 2011, a Heinz Award.