Venue/Location: Bagdad Theater, 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd, Phone: (503) 467-7521
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 7:00 PM
OMSI Science Pub:
Risky Business: Probability, Perception, and the Portland Harbor Superfund Site
Presenter: Dr. Dave Stone, toxicologist at the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University
Admission: $5.00 suggested cover charge
21 and over, or minor with adult
Do you ever wonder about the chemicals in our society and how they might affect your health? Why do we freak out about some things while ignoring other things that put us in actual danger? At this Science Pub, Dr. Dave Stone will walk you through what we know about the science behind risk analysis and risk perception. Using examples from everyday life and issues local to Portland, Dr. Stone will highlight the basics of toxicology and perspectives on risk using real issues from the Willamette River and the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.
This Science Pub is presented in collaboration with the Portland Harbor Partnership.