Episode 17: Dr. Bruce Lanphear

Feb 23rd, 2021
Bruce Lanphear

Dr. Bruce Lanphear is a public health physician and professor of health sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. His goal is to quantify and ultimately prevent chronic disease from widespread exposures to toxic chemicals and pollutants. Tune in to learn more about:

– Little Things Matter, a compilation of short videos that explain exposure to pollutants, toxic chemicals and excess consumption

– How lead exposure in adults is the leading risk factor for dying from coronary heart disease

– How President Bush’s dog lead poisoning (during renovations at the White House) sparked the implementation of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992

– The synergies of toxic chemicals – 1 in every 4 children exposed to both lead and tobacco met the criteria for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

– His advice on how we can reduce the exposure to toxic chemicals in our daily lives

– Why prevention is the key of battling chronic diseases

To learn more about Dr. Lanphear’s work visit  http://littlethingsmatter.ca/.