Apr 4, 2019

Social Justice Forum Features Presentation by Local Author Callie Lyons

April 7 Callie Lyons will present "Bitter Waters" at the Social Justice Forum held on April 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.

Category: General

Amid the interest stoked by the Netflix documentary "The Devil We Know," Lyons will discuss the C8 case as it took hold in the Mid-Ohio Valley, its impacts locally and beyond, and endeavor to answer the most often asked questions about this international public health crisis Lyons is a journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, can be found in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health," Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood, Toxic Soup and Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. Lyons’ book on the controversy over PFOA or C8, the Teflon Toxin, helped to inspire the 2015 Madrid Statement on Fluorochemicals - a pact signed by scientists from all over the world calling on the international community to cooperate in limiting the production and use of perfluorinated chemicals and in developing safer alternatives.