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What’s in our water? Examining risks 10 years after Flint

April 3rd @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum 

What health risks lurk in U.S. tap water? Our expert panel will explore what’s changed since the water crisis in Flint, Mich., 10 years ago and what still needs to be done to protect U.S. consumers from potentially unsafe levels of lead, arsenic, PFAS chemicals, and other pollutants. We’ll also look at how policy change, community activism, and monitoring can improve water quality, particularly for the marginalized and low-income communities that are most likely to have hidden toxins in their drinking water. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Brooke Floyd, Director of Programs & Community-Led Governance Initiatives, People’s Advocacy Institute

Ronnie Levin, Instructor of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Climate Justice Program Director, Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund; Associate Minister, Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church


Erin Douglas, Climate Reporter, The Boston Globe


Date: April 3rd
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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