Sydney Ideas: Public interest and toxic chemicals

19 September 2019

In 1982 Kerry O’Brienwon the Gold Walkley – the highest honour in Australian journalism – for his TV documentary Circle of Poison, exploring the environmental effects of hazardous chemicals.

Today we’re much more aware of the effects of chemicals on our health, animals and the environment; but we’re still uncovering cancer clusters and filing class actions, such as the recent case against a popular weedkiller.

But how do the health hazards of chemicals go undetected, and how can we as a society better prevent and protect against this?

Hear Kerry discuss these issues with Professor Tim Driscoll, an expert in work-related injury and diseases, from University of Sydney’s School of Public Health. Investigative journalistCarrie Fellner Sydney Morning Herald), who has won awards for her reporting on illness clusters and toxic environments, will moderate this conversation.

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  • When: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
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  • Cost: Free and open to all with online registration essential
  • Registration:https://toxic-chemicals.eventbrite.com.au
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    Sydney Ideas

    (02) 9351 2943

    sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au 



Sydney Ideas: Public interest and toxic chemicals

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19 September 2019


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