‘EAT. DIE.’ The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s
Wednesday 4 November 2015
Following the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the US government sought to regulate environmental pollutants in the name of controlling human cancer.
A generation of new laboratory tests was developed to identify potential carcinogens, with unexpected results. By the 1980s, a public anxious about pesticides was confronted with findings that the natural components of foods and beverages were already carcinogenic.
Professor Angela Creager’s lecture will offer a critical appraisal of the diet-cancer conundrum against the emergence of genetic toxicology.
This event is FREE. More info HERE.