Simple Steps to Protect Your Family From Toxins

24 Apr 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, we heard from Rhonda Sherwood and Sarah Evans on how to protect your family from toxins.

Everyone likes a lush, green lawn and a bug free home, but what are the health consequences of even low level pesticide exposure? Join Dr. Sarah Evans, an instructor at the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center in New York, and Rhonda Sherwood, founding vice chairman of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center Executive Board, as they present a lively discussion on pesticides and your family’s health. Topics include:

  • What are the health risks of pesticide exposure?
  • Is it safe to use just a little bit of pesticides on your lawn?
  • How do I treat an ant infestation/hornet’s nest/termite problem safely?
  • What’s the scientific consensus on Round Up, the most popular herbicide in the world?

Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with the Darien Nature Center.

About the Presenters Rhonda Sherwood is a mother of three children and a life long advocate of organic foods and toxic free living. For seven years, she served as founding Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center in New York under the leadership of Dr. Philip Landrigan, the Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine. She is the founder of Sherwood Green Life, a blog and e-commerce store dedicated to helping others live a toxin free life. Previously she worked as a hospital management consultant and was also employed by GE Healthcare. Ms. Sherwood holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Sarah Evans is an instructor in the Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She obtained her doctorate in neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medical College and her Masters in Public Health from Mount Sinai, where she also completed a fellowship in Environmental Pediatrics. She is particularly interested in the impacts of prenatal and early postnatal environmental exposures on nervous system development and child behavior. A mother of three girls, a nine year old and three year old twins, Dr. Evans is active in public outreach and advocacy efforts to protect families from toxic chemicals.


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