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MIT Science for the People Seminar Series presents

The Environmental Poisoning of Iraq: Why Academics Must Speak Out

Wed. Oct. 15. 6:30 pm
MIT 32 - 141
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485862021685265/?source=1&sid_create=2936952436

Iraqi physicians have noted a large increase in the rate of birth defects among babies born in southern Iraq in recent years, and there is evidence linking this increase to environmental pollution from U.S. munitions.  

Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, an obstetrician at Basra Maternity Hospital, Iraq, and his Iranian colleague Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental toxicologist at the University of Michigan, will be in Boston on October 15-17 to publicize this epidemic and seek collaboration in responding to it. 
 
The MIT Science for the People seminar series provides a platform for students, staff, and faculty to discuss ideas on how to use science to make a better world.

Co-sponsors:
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
South Asia Forum at MIT
Association for India's Development, MIT
MIT Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group
Massachusetts Global Action