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Richard van der Jagt and Meg Sears| Improving Environmental Protection and Public Health | 2022-08-10

August 10 @ 13:30 - 15:30 EDT

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic:  Improving Environmental Protection and Public Health: opportunities during Canadian legal and policy reform

Speakers:  Dr. Richard van der Jagt and Dr. Meg Sears

Time: Aug 10, 2022 13:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 884 5333 9329
Passcode: 530174


A medical perspective on health risks of environmental toxins and costs to the Canadian taxpayer illustrates the urgent need to improve environmental public health. Fortuitously, current, ongoing legal and policy initiatives to update 20+ year old laws aim to reform environmental protection as well as pest control (pesticides). Realizing these opportunities to improve public and environmental health requires modernizing science-based decision-making, based on expanded data collection.


Dr. Richard van der Jagt has had a long standing interest in links between exposures to environmental toxins and disease.  He founded and chaired the Canadian Leukemia Studies Group, completing Canada’s largest ever acute leukemia treatment study, and contributed to development of novel therapies for other environmentally-linked malignancies, lymphoma and myeloma. He has supported many affected by malignancies associated with toxic exposures to pesticides, and recently lent his voice to further strengthen Bill S-5, amending the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Meg Sears (PhD) has advanced environmental health for decades, and now with Prevent Cancer Now works to “make least-toxic the norm” via education and policy reform. She trained in (bio)chemical engineering and applied chemistry, and has diverse laboratory experience  Her environmental health research and advocacy now involve rich collaborations with environmental health and policy experts and organizations, and regular consultations with government bodies.


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– Suggestions for future speakers are solicited.  Wednesdays starting on 23 November 2022 are available.

Planned CACOR Zoom meetings:

10-Aug-22 Dr. Richard van der Jagt and Dr. Meg Sears Improving Environmental Protection and Public Health: opportunities during Canadian legal and policy reform.
17-Aug-22 closed Week off in August.
24-Aug-22 closed Week off in August.
31-Aug-22 Andrew Gaines Introducing a New Paradigm for Social Change.
7-Sep-22 Dr. John Thor Arnason The Future of Medicinal Biodiversity: Plants and Other Organisms.
14-Sep-22 Andrew Welch The Value Crisis: From Dollars to Democracy.
21-Sep-22 Dr. Julian Cribb The Age of Renewable Food. How we can feed everyone, bring peace, and end extinction.
28-Sep-22 Rob Harding Population disaster.
5-Oct-22 Dr. Jack Alpert A non-injury producing civilization. (TBD)
12-Oct-22 Dr. Nicole Morgan The Evolving Famine Threat.
19-Oct-22 Dr. Charlie Hall How Much Oil Do We Really Have?
26-Oct-22 John Meyer Stepping Stones and Obstacles on the Pathway to Sustainability.
2-Nov-22 Jack Gibbons Moving Ontario to a Zero-carbon Electricity Grid and Lower Electricity Bills by 2030.
9-Nov-22 David Harries Human Security.
16-Nov-22  Michael Marien What I think I have learned from 50 years of observing futurists at work.
7-Dec-22 Raymond Leury EV update.
21-Dec-22 Closed Week off for Christmas
28-Dec-22 Closed Week off for New Year



August 10
13:30 - 15:30 EDT
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