Environmental Links to Cancer

Sandra Steingraber

The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin is hosting a health forum at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center on May 10, 9:30 am – 2:15 pm.

The Health Forum: Environmental Links to Cancer and Human Health features Sandra Steingraber, an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. In addition to speaking about her findings on a national level, she will also share with the audience her review of Wisconsin’s cancer registry and what those findings mean to citizens of northeast Wisconsin.

Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents cancer as a human rights issue. Originally published in 1997, it was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and won praise from international media including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Lancet, and The London Times. Released as a second edition in 2010, Living Downstream has been adapted for film by The People’s Picture Company of Toronto.

This is a luncheon forum with locally sourced healthy foods provided by Trust Local Foods. There will be an introduction by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Midwest Environmental Advocates. Also featured will be displays from supporting organizations who emphasize environmental protection and human health. After speaking, Steingraber will do a book signing; books will be available at the forum. Tickets may be purchased on the Clean Water Action Council’s website:

See next week’s Peninsula Pulse for an interview with Sandra Steingraber.