[act-ma] 10/15 The Environmental Poisoning of Iraq - Why Academics Must Speak Out

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Oct 14 09:18:23 PDT 2014

Part of the Science for the People <http://science-for-the-people.org/> 
Forum series.
*The EnvironmentalPoisoningofIraq: Why Academics Must Speak Out*
*Wed. Oct. 15. 6:30 pm*
*MIT 32 - 141*
*32 Vassar Street, Cambridge*
*Facebook event: 

Iraqi physicians have noted a large increase in the rate of birth 
defects among babies born in southern Iraq in recent years, and there is 
evidence linking this increase to environmental pollution from U.S. 

/Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, /an obstetrician at Basra Maternity Hospital, 
Iraq, and his Iranian colleague Dr.**/Mozhgan Savabieasfahani,/**an 
environmental toxicologist at the University of Michigan, will be in 
Boston on October 15-17 to publicize this epidemic and seek 
collaboration in responding to it.

The MIT Science for the People seminar series 
<https://www.facebook.com/MITSftP?hc_location=timeline> provides a 
platform for students, staff, and faculty to discuss ideas on how to use 
science to make a better world.

MIT Western Hemisphere Project
South Asia Forum at MIT
Association for India's Development, MIT
MIT Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group
Massachusetts Global Action

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