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Mercury expert to speak on human health impacts, May 2 in State Capitol

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Jane Hightower, MD, author of the exposé Diagnosis: Mercury, will be the keynote speaker at an event highlighting the ongoing human health impacts of mercury in California’s environment.

Dr. Hightower, a national expert on mercury, will speak about her research into the health impacts of consuming mercury-contaminated fish, with a special focus on the irreversible neurological impacts of this exposure to children during pregnancy and childhood.

The event “Mercury and Human Health:  An informational summit on the impacts of mercury exposure through fish consumption” will be held in the California State Capitol hearing room 2040 on May 2, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  It will feature a presentation by Dr. Hightower, other guest speakers, and a question session.

The event is hosted by nonprofit The Sierra Fund, with co-sponsors Senator Fran Pavley, Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento, Sierra Health Foundation, California Indian Environmental Alliance and California State University, Chico.

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