Help us ban Chlorpyrifos in Maryland! Will you join us on February 11th for a lobby night and training on the need to ban the toxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos? The Maryland Smart on Pesticides Coalition is organizing this event.
You may remember under the Obama administration, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists urged a chlorpyrifos ban after finding that there were no safe tolerance levels for humans, and that chlorpyrifos damages the nervous system. The insecticide is also linked to cognitive and motor decline in children who are exposed through drinking water, and to memory decline in farm workers. In addition, chlorpyrifos is associated with dizziness, nausea, preterm births, and lowered IQ scores.
In his first act as administrator, after consulting with Dow Chemical’s top executive, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt reversed the position of EPA’s scientists, leaving in place the existing food tolerance levels for the pesticide. Dow produces chlorpyrifos.
That is why as health professionals and health advocates, we need to step up and side with public health, the environment, and scientific integrity.
Show your support for passing a statewide ban on chlorpyrifos to protect Maryland.
WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2019, 4:45 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
WHAT: Lobby Night and Training for chlorpyrifos ban bill – FOOD PROVIDED, including vegetarian and gluten-free options!
Join the Maryland Public Health Association, Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition, and the Maryland Environmental Health Network for an evening of networking, envisioning the future of public and environmental health in Maryland, and award presentations with Maryland legislators.
Refreshments will be provided.
February 13, 2019
5pm – 7 pm
Maryland General Assembly
House Office Building
6 Bladen Street Annapolis, MD
Get your 10,000 Steps in at the Next MdPHA Networking Event Wednesday, June 27, 2018
We’ll meet at 6:00pm in front of Chop’t Creative Salad Company 4766 Bethesda Avenue (next to Paul’s Boulangerie) just steps from the Capital Crescent Trail. We’ll walk for about 45 minutes on the trail and then end the evening over salad and cold drinks at Chop’t. Easy, inexpensive parking available at the Capital Crescent Montgomery County Garage at 7171 Woodmont Avenue.
Bring your public health friends—all are welcome! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking of going to graduate school? Check out the TIPH Graduate School Fair in Washington, DC! The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health will host a FREE graduate school fair on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. There will be representatives from various schools and programs as well as a member from the SOPHAS team to answer all of your application questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location!
The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At The Marvin Center – Grand Ballroom at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.
The Marvin Center is located a few blocks away from the Foggy Bottom- GWU Metro Station (Blue, Orange, Silver lines) but also have parking options available close by
Learn more here.
Note: The event is not sponsored by MdPHA.
SMdPHA would like to cordially invite YOU to our end-of-the-year banquet, A Night Under The Stars! Come enjoy FREE FOOD and celebrate with us as we induct our new E-board and congratulate our outgoing E-board on a year of fantastic work! The event will be held at Fornos Restaurant (17 N. Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21201) on April 12th from 7 – 9 pm! Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kim Cai.