Episode 18 Promo – Worse Than Ebola
The U.S. media has been in a frenzy about the risk of Ebola, even though health professionals say there’s virtually no risk to most Americans (and in the U.S., you are more likely to be killed by a gun than Ebola). Meanwhile, U.S. research labs can create even deadlier strains of Ebola, influenza, and other infectious diseases, in so-called “gain-of-function” research. On the next episode, we talk to researcher Edward Hammond, who has been exposing lab safety problems for more than a decade. And we discuss some everyday exposures to toxic chemicals that pose actual health threats to our children and families with food safety lawyer Bill Marler, Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, and CEH’s own Research Director Caroline Cox.
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Also check out our recent episodes, with Caitlin Doughty from the popular “Ask a Mortician” web series; on race, genetics and justice, with Professor Agustin Fuentes; and two episodes on creativity and activism (here and here).Tags: bioethics, breast cancer, ebola, Food safety, gain of function, lab safety