The environments in which we live, learn, work and play can either increase risk of disease, or enhance health and well-being.
In this talk, Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH will address trends in cancer rates at the national level and in Maine. He will share examples of how environmental carcinogens increase cancer risk and what can be done to reduce those risks.
For over forty years, Dr. Clapp has done research and taught courses in epidemiology and environmental health. He was the founding Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry. Retired from the Boston University School of Public Health, he is now an Adjunct Professor at the U. of Massachusetts – Lowell.
Born and raised in Lewiston, Dr. Clapp still owns the family camp in Monmouth where he has visited every summer for 64 years.
This talk is open to the public.