Airborne pollutants such as particulate matter and environmentally persistent free radicals, or EPFRs, affect our health. These pollutants are released into the air from traffic, industry and even e-cigarette vapor.
LSU Superfund Research Center Director Stephania Cormier will present her research that shows how exposure to environmental pollutants with free radicals can lead to a whole host of health problems including heart and lung disease, more prolonged and severe cases of pneumonia resulting from respiratory infections, and an increased risk for obesity.
Dr. Cormier is the LSU Superfund Research director, the LSU Department of Biological Sciences Wiener Chair and Professor and a professor in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Comparative Biomedical Sciences department. She studies the initiators of immune and pathophysiological changes that occur during the early stages of pulmonary airways disease with the goal of developing effective interventions and therapies.
People of all ages are welcome. Please spread the word and join us for a fun and informative night! For more info call 225-578-3870.
As a reminder, no outside food or drinks are permitted inside the venue.