Print Friendly and PDF
pete myers plastic toxics

LISTEN: Pete Myers on "The Fall of Plastics"

Environmental Health Sciences founder will join the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design for a live podcast on the world's plastic problem.

Pete Myers—founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, which publishes Environmental Health News—will join the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design today for a live podcast taping on plastic pollution and toxicity.

The podcast is part of the Lab's "Fall of Plastics" series, which features three online lectures about the need to radically reduce the amount of plastics in our lives. The series aims to answer how we can build a future without plastic, and what is at stake if we stay on our current path of plastic production and use.

Myers' lecture, "Unpeeling the Layers of Plastic Toxicity," is the second in the series. All lectures take place at noon Eastern Time.

Register at the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design website to listen in.

Become a donor
Today's top news
From our newsroom

Car tire chemicals are killing salmon and steelhead

The chemical 6PPD, added to tires to prevent degradation, is causing a “complete breakdown of the blood brain barrier” in fish, a new study found.

WATCH: The latest evidence of widespread sperm count decline

"Pregnant women, and men planning to conceive a pregnancy, have a responsibility to protect the reproductive health of the offspring they are creating."

A new analysis shows a “crisis” of male reproductive health

Global average sperm count is declining at a quicker pace than previously known, chemical exposure is a suspected culprit.

Frequently asked questions on the new sperm count decline study

Sperm counts are declining everywhere — the implications are huge.