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Dr. Bruce Lanphear
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Clinician Scientist at the BC Children’s Research Institute and a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on understanding the impact of toxic chemicals on children’s health, especially from exposures that occur during early brain development. Over the past decade, Dr. Lanphear has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” — the largely preventable pandemic of chronic disease and disability due to widespread exposure to toxic chemicals, industrial pollutants and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to produce videos to enhance public understanding of how our health is inextricably linked with the environment, and to elevate efforts to prevent disease.