August 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 7th, 7:30-9:30pm, refreshments provided

Please join us for an informative presentation in the south bay by Dr. Ted Schettler, Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, a physician, and co-author of a new report, Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging. New medical research synthesized in this report reveals good news for those who thought that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the result of one’s genes and cannot be prevented.  Research shows that even in people who are genetically predisposed, environmental factors play a major role in the overwhelming majority of cases of these diseases. These environmental risk factors include diet, exercise, exposure to environmental chemicals, air pollution, and stress related to social and economic circumstances. This research is the first to draw together hundreds of studies across a variety of fields to provide compelling evidence that environmental factors are major causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Just as a child’s developing brain can be damaged by lead and other harmful exposures, the aging brain can be damaged by a lifetime of exposure to various environmental factors.

There is no charge for this event, but donations to SF PSR are always welcome. Registration is required and space is limited. To register or if you have any questions about this event, please contact Lucia Sayre, Co-Director of SF PSR at or 510 845 1819.