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David Rosner
David Rosner
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and History, Columbia University
Who is Guilty of Poisoning America's Children?
Who is Guilty of Poisoning America's Children?
Hundreds of thousands of American children have been poisoned over the last century. The major reason for that is simple: lead. Lead is the longest-running childhood epidemic in the U.S. Can we fight it? Can the public win a battle against commercial giants? During the past month a momentous decision was handed down by a California judge ordering Sherwin Williams, National Lead and ConAgra to pay $1.1 billion for the clean-up on lead paint that has poisoned millions of American children over the past century and which is responsible for 500,000 children who are currently identified by the CDC as lead poisoned in the United States. In this lecture, Rosner will speak about the legal and media battles waged in this war, and why we are losing some while winning others.
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158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002, USA
Bio
David Rosner is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine and has been an influential part in a number of international legislative and legal decisions regarding industrial safety and health. In addition to numerous grants, he has been the recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards. He is the co-author of ten books including Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (University of California Press/Milbank, 2002; 2013) and Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children (University of California Press/Milbank, 2013).