Brewing Chemistry - Michigan's Forever Chemical
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Date: February 16, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 7 PM
Brewing Chemistry - Michigan’s Forever Chemical
Presented by: Rachel Clark, Michigan History Center
In 1973, polybrominated biphenyl or PBB was ingested by Michigan farm animals, contaminating meat, dairy, and other farm products which were eaten by nearly all Michiganders, resulting in one of the largest episodes of American food contamination. Historian Rachel Clark is developing a high school education program using diverse PBB historical collections. Her program highlights industrial chemicals, contamination, and clean-up over the last 50 years. There are on-going health studies around the long-term effects currently being conducted by Emory University.
Rachel is the Education Specialist for all K-12 education content at the Michigan History Center. She has a History M.A., English and Communications B.A.s, all from Michigan State University, and holds a Michigan teaching certificate.
This event will be remote. You must pre-register to attend. To register, please contact Meghann at 313.993.1259 or email@example.com