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Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (28) : Assessing health impacts of common environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (8 February 2023)

Description: Both bisphenol A and pesticides are the common environmental estrogen disrupting chemicals widely used in industry and agriculture application. Limited research has been conducted to assess the health impacts of these chemicals due to difficulties in exposure assessment and multiple routes of exposure, despite the main route of entry to human body is through the intake of foods and beverages. This seminar aims to present relevant findings regarding the association between environmental exposure to bisphenol A and the risk of malignant and non-malignant health outcomes based on two funded research projects in China and Hong Kong. The impact of pesticides on fertility health will be presented based on a collaborative birth cohort study. These findings provided solid epidemiological evidence that chronic exposure to environmental bisphenol A and pesticides were associated with elevated risks of diverse health outcomes, thus contributes to the growing body of literature on the harmful effects of these environmental estrogen disrupting chemicals, providing additional evidence for removal of sources.

The target audience includes international scholars, researchers, agricultural industry as well as the general public.

Organisers:
– Centre for Soybean Research (CSR), State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (SKLA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
– RGC-AoE Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (AoE), CUHK
– Hong Kong Seed Technology and Education Center (SeedTEC), CUHK
Acknowledgement: Lo Kwee-Seong Foundation

Date: 8 February 2023

Time:
18:00-19:30 (Hong Kong / Mainland China)
12:00-13:30 (South Africa / Europe Berlin)
05:00-06:30 (US New York / Canada Ottawa)
(40mins talk and 30 mins Q&A)

Venue:
Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants by email 2 days before the talk)

Speaker: Prof. Shelly Tse
Professor, School of Public Health and Primary, CUHK

Host: Prof Hon Ming Lam,
Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Director of SKLA, AoE and SeedTEC, CUHK

Language: English

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