Presentation by Visiting Scholar Lex Van Geen
Citizen Science: Detecting Local Pollution around the World
In-Person Event | April 6, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
Lex Van Geen will illustrate how simple kits can be used to document the presence of different toxicants in different places, including in New York and Paris (lead pollution from various sources, including the burning roof of Notre Dame cathedral), Bangladesh (well-water arsenic), and Peru (lead in mine tailings). Van Geen will argue for the general deployment of such kits by emphasizing their potential to raise awareness, produce useful maps, and encourage proactive intervention by elected officials. This discussion will be held in English.
Organized by the Institute for Ideas and Imagination