Environmental Toxins & Cancer: Film Screening + Expert Q&A with Barry Boyd, MD

Audubon Greenwich is very pleased to announce that Dr. D. Barry Boyd, a Medical Oncologist at Greenwich Hospital and Yale, will attend Audubon Greenwich’s screening of Living Downstream and take questions from the audience after the film. Dr. Boyd knows Sandra Steingraber, the filmmaker and primary character in the film, and has practiced medicine for 25+ years, developing a vast expertise in many fields related to cancer.

Dr. Boyd regularly collaborates with top professionals researching human health as they relate to environmental exposure to chemicals. He is currently the Director of Nutrition and Cancer for Yale Health and the Director of the Nutrition Curriculum and Integrative Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition, he runs the Boyd Center – a highly specialized center that provides evidence-based integrative care for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. His center is recognized for cancer treatment and recovery and located here is the Greenwich community.

living-downstream_2_bookcoverDETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT FOLLOW:

Living Downstream

A film about toxins in the environment and the cancers affecting everyone’s lives

View the Trailer

Friday, November 12
6:00-8:30 pm

At Audubon in Greenwich

Living Downstream is a powerful movie about the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water. Through the story of one woman, Sandra Steingraber, filmmakers follow invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. See how these chemicals enter our bodies and why scientists believe they are making us sick.

6 PM Reception / 7 PM Screening. $15 per person includes wine, cheese and snacks during the reception. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. To sign up, leave a message for Jeff Cordulack: 203-869-5272 x239 or sign up via email at jcordulack@audubon.org

For more information about the film and about Sandra Steingraber, visit Audubon Greenwich’s website for the film: http://greenwich.audubon.org/Programs_SpecialEvents_FilmScreenings-LivingDownstream.html

A Fable About The Film

There was once a village overlooking a river.
The people who lived there were very kind.
These residents, according to parable, began noticing increasing numbers of drowning people caught in the river’s swift current. And so they went to work devising ever more elaborate technologies to resuscitate them.

So preoccupied were these heroic villagers with rescue and treatment that they never thought to look upstream to see who was pushing the victims in.

This film is a walk up that river.  The river of human cancer.


To see a trailer and learn more about the research, visit:
www.livingdownstream.com or www.steingraber.com.


Jeff Cordulack
Events and Communications Manager
Audubon Connecticut/Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
203-869-5272 x239
203-613-8813 (cell)
Audubon Connecticut with more than 9,000 members statewide works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats through education, science and legislative advocacy for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Our network of nature centers, wildlife sanctuaries, and local, volunteer Chapters, connects people with nature, promotes sound conservation practices and inspires the next generation of conservationists

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