Community Teach-In: Groundwater Contamination on Tucson's South Side

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Environmental health experts from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will host a community teach-in to provide a forum for community members to express health concerns, receive education from experts, and work collaboratively with agencies to address community needs. 

Community health concerns have recently re-emerged in response to environmental justice grassroots efforts and formal changes to the remediation process of historic groundwater contamination, also known as the TCE plume, on Tucson's south side.

A panel of experts in environmental health, toxicology, community health research and water safety will be available to answer questions on the following topics:

Panel A: What we know about the water and the community's health

  • Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH, Director, Pima County Health Department
  • Jeff Biggs, Tucson Water
  • Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

Panel B: Investigating community health concerns for the future

  • Paloma Beamer, PhD, MS, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB, Associate Vice President of Precision Health Sciences, University of Arizona Health Sciences
  • Ben Gerhardstein, MPH, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Paloma Beamer.