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Title: Luncheon with Dr. Sandra Steingraber
There are two great opportunities to see Dr. Sandra Steingraber.  LocalMotion is hosting a luncheon next Wednesday, November 6. Along with lunch, people will hear Sandra lecture on her new book "Having Faith," and have the opportunity to meet the author and pick up a signed copy of her book. All while supporting LocalMotion!  Please call LocalMotion  at (734) 623-0773 to reserve a space at the luncheon.  Dr. Steingraber will also speak that evening at 7 pm.

If you've never heard Dr. Steingraber lecture, you really don't want to miss this opportunity. She is an eloquent and inspirational speaker.  Thanks to LocalMotion for bringing her to town!

LocalMotion invites you to attend an extraordinary Luncheon and/or Evening Lecture by Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of “Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood” (2001) and “Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” (1997).  The lectures will be held November 6, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms.  

“Motherhood and the Environment”
A presentation by environmental expert Dr. Sandra Steingraber
Enjoy a Luncheon Lecture with
Dr. Steingraber at 12:00 Noon
$25 ($10 tax deduction)
R.S.V.P October 28: LocalMotion:
356 Lakeland Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
Evening Lecture, 7:00 P.M.
Tickets $5 at the door
“The mother’s body is the first environment, the mediator between the chemicals—both nourishing and dangerous—in our food, water, and air and her unborn child.”
So states Dr. Sandra Steingraber, award winning author and internationally acclaimed biologist.  Dr. Steingraber will discuss the alarming extent to which environmental hazards now threaten each crucial stage of infant development in a public luncheon and evening lecture presented November 6, 2002 by LocalMotion—a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the connections between toxic chemicals in the environment and negative health consequences, including cancer.  
Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D, ecologist, author, and cancer survivor is an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. In 1999, as part of international treaty negotiations, she briefed United Nations’ delegates in Geneva, Switzerland on dioxin contamination of breast milk. She also served on President Clinton’s National Action Plan on Breast Cancer.
Weaving her own personal stories of pregnancy and motherhood with scientific findings, Dr. Steingraber will elucidate how the first environment—the womb—can affect prenatal development and how environmental toxins can compromise breast milk, making it clear that to protect the environment inside we must protect the environment outside. As the title of her book suggests she maintains the positive attitude that we can provide for our children a safer environment in which to develop and grow. 
The presentation, titled "Motherhood and the Environment", is the first in an exciting new series “Improving the Environment for our Children’s Health”, featuring internationally distinguished medical and environmental experts.  The series is intended to encourage the creation of initiatives to assess and improve children’s environmental health throughout Southeastern Michigan.  

Upcoming Lectures:
January 27, 2003        Evening Lecture only
Ignoring Pollution? How Citizens and Medical Practitioners Can Help Improve Children’s Environmental Health       
Dr. Ruth Etzel   
Dr. Etzel will discuss ways to reduce children’s exposures to toxic chemicals.  For the past 20 years her research has focused on the effects of indoor and outdoor air pollutants on children’s health. In 2000 Etzel was appointed to Governor Engler’s Michigan Environmental Science Board to establish children’s environmental health standards in Michigan. Both Dr. Etzel and Dr. William Weil, the only two medical doctors on the seven-member board, dissented strongly from the final report stating it did not sufficiently protect children’s health. Dr. Etzel is editor of the groundbreaking American Academy of Pediatrics’ Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health (1999).  

April 9, 2003               Lunch and Evening Lecture
Let’s be Honest about Prevention:  Why the Standard Approaches to Protecting Children’s Health Need to Change     
Dr. Devra Lee Davis
Dr. Davis will discuss the shocking toll of avoidable environmental pollutants as portrayed in her new book “When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution.”
May 6, 2003   Evening Lecture only
What You Can Do Here and Now: How to Create a Local Environmental Coalition.
A Roundtable Discussion by Leading Exemplars of the Craft
Lana Pollack, Facilitator, President, Michigan Environmental Council
Debra Lynn Dadd, Author and expert on eliminating toxins from the home
Michael Harbut, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Southfield, Michigan
Shelley Petrie, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance
Amy Todisco, Executive Director, Consumer’s Healthy Home Institute

Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)