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UOTC Science Literacy: Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Endocrine disruptors are synthetic or natural chemicals that can interfere with the normal function of hormones in humans and other animals. Examples of such synthetic chemicals are bisphenol-A (BPA) leached from some plastics, and EE (ethinyl estradiol), the active component in birth control pills that enter surface waters via the sewage system. This course will introduce the nature of chemical compounds in general and those specific to hormone disruption. The occurrence of hormone disruptors in the environment, and mode of action in humans are described. No previous knowledge of science or math is required.

UOTC Science Literacy: Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment
Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30, April 29 to May 20

Science Literacy is part of The University of the Commons. The University of the Commons is a Collective of teachers, artists, activists, scholars, writers, and students dedicated to the idea of education for the sake of education. We invite new faculty, students, and the community to join us in forming a free university.

University of the Commons is always free-of-charge.

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Details

Date:
Monday, April 29, 2013
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Phone:
4152829246

Organizer

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/ModernTimesBooks