Thursday, March 21 > Water & Health: Implications of water pollution on human health


Location: Bellas Artes, Calle Dr. Ignacio Hernández Macías 75 (see map below)
Time: 4.00- 6.00 pm
Language: Bilingual (Simultaneous translation available for English speakers)
Costs: FREE

Listen to Harvard researcher and PhD, Mariana Cárdenas, give a public address to community of San Miguel on her area of expertise.


Dr. Mariana Cárdenas, Ph.D. is an Assistant Program Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, part of Harvard Medical School. Mariana’s topic will be Water & Health: Implications of Water Pollution on Human Health.

As a leading toxicologist who grew up just down the road in Dolores Hidalgo, Mariana has tremendous passion for this subject. Her current focus is on determining the relationships between water pollutants, like those we see here, and the increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Having heard Mariana speak on several occasions, I can promise it to be a very powerful, informative, and a not-to-be-missed address. Mariana will also take questions from the audience.

In her talk Mariana will tackle the following:

  • Where have the pollutants in our water come from?

  • What are the main sources of exposure?

  • Who is at risk and how do you prevent exposure?

  • Most importantly, how can our society (affected communities, NGO’s, decision makers, etc) effectively tackle the public health issues associated with increasing water contamination?

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Chantal Kronenburgpast