The Recovery Series, The Missing Link: Pollution, Health & COVID-19 will take place on Thursday, May 7th, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. (EDT). In the Recovery Series tries to make sense of the COVID-19 crisis from an environmental perspective. Each week, they dig into the most pressing questions on current environmental issues.
In this the fourth week of their series they explore how pollution, health and the COVID-19 pandemic are all interlinked. Every year, exposure to toxic pollution claims the lives of nine million people worldwide. By failing to prevent chronic diseases, we became more vulnerable to the full force of respiratory infection epidemics like COVID-19.
Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Health Sciences Professor at Simon Fraser University, will discuss why stronger toxics and pollution laws are urgently needed and how disease prevention can save tens of billions of dollars that can be re-invested in healthcare and cleaner production.
- Tim Gray (Host),
Executive Director of Environmental Defence
- Dr. Bruce Lanphear
MD, MPH, Health Sciences Professor at Simon Fraser University
- Muhannad Malas,
Toxics Program Manager, Environmental Defence
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