Biologist, Author Warns about Chemical Exposure in Everyday Life

By KBJR News 1

March 4, 2013 Updated Mar 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - At the University of Minnesota Duluth Friday, biologist and author Sandra Steingraber delivered a speech on the links between human health and environmental toxins--especially those found in our water.

Steingraber, who is also a cancer survivor, focused the evening on how toxins have intruded into our bodies, our homes and our daily lives.

The speech also delved into the future of energy and obtaining resources, including the concept of open–pit mining, and fracking.

"Deep Earth is where we're now going to get our energy, and it's a living ecosystem. I'm really interested in having a public conversation about that," said Steingraber during a question and answer portion of her speech.

Steingraber ended her speech reminding attendees that everyone has a role in making the world a better place.