Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxic Chemicals on our Health

April 12, 2019

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Clinician Scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and his MD from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Dr. Lanphear’s research is focused on understanding the impact of toxic chemicals on children’s health, especially from exposures that occur during early brain development. Over the past decade, he has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” – the largely preventable, pandemic of chronic disease and disability due to widespread exposure to toxic chemicals, industrial pollutants, and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to produce videos to enhance public understanding of how our health is inextricably linked with the environment and to elevate efforts to prevent disease.