Featured Speaker: Valerie J. Watnick, JD ’88 author of
“This Sh!t May Kill You: 52 Ways to Make Smarter Decisions and Protect Your Family from Everyday Environmental Toxins”
Based on substantial research, Professor Watnick shows you how to “do something” about toxins that you and your family might otherwise encounter on a day-to-day basis. The information offered during this program (and based on Professor Watnick’s book available at http://amzn.com/B00CRFIGCA) will help you avoid environmental hazards – everything from lead in the water to pesticides in foods and it will give you the everyday tools to reduce your exposure to daily environmental hazards. Professor Watnick will talk about simple, easy and cost effective ways to keep you and your family safer and reduce the risk in today’s world. You will learn ways to reduce your family’s exposure to synthetic chemicals in the food and drink you consume, at home, at school and “out and about” in everyday living – with just one positive step each week. Professor Watnick believes that this information gives people power: power to make smarter choices in a complicated world filled with synthetic chemicals. Until the government adopts a more precautionary approach (such as those adopted in Europe and Canada) that requires manufacturers to ensure that their products are safe – before they go to market – the burden is on individuals and families to make smarter decisions and take a safer approach.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Technology Fee: $20 per person
You will need a computer with broadband internet access and a phone to participate.
Please register ONLINE or by contacting the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Friday, December 13. Those registered will be emailed log in information on Monday December 16.
Valerie J. Watnick, JD ’88 is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. She teaches courses on environmental law and business law. Professor Watnick is the author of multiple law review articles regarding food quality, risk assessment, toxics regulation, and pesticide regulation. She is most recently the author of a popular new book entitled, “This Sh!t May Kill You: 52 Ways to Make Smarter Decisions and Protect Your Family from Everyday Environmental Toxins.” A community organizer and past PTA co-president of PS 199 in Manhattan, Professor Watnick also blogs on insideschools.org about the environmental dangers found in New York City public schools. Professor Watnick is a graduate of the Cornell Law School, class of 1988, and Bucknell University, class of 1985, with a B.S. in Accounting.”