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Global conference tackles environmental risks

Jackson State University’s presented its 14th International Symposium in September on advances in environmental health.

Guests from five continents addressed issues such as the safety of new food and color additives, chemotherapy, the ecosystem and cancer-causing chromium.

Conference chair Paul B. Tchounwou is JSU’s associate dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He said the forum would “increase awareness of important environmental and public health issues facing our state, nation and the global community.”

JSU associate provost Dr. Joseph Whittaker said, “This conference is very timely, given all the adverse events that are happening globally.” He said resilience and sustainability must be part of the conversation with lessons on recovery and ways to avoid negative health consequences.

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