Beware of Toxins

Left to right front: Whitman students Subhana Zafar, Desi Kirina, Jordan Roiland, Karthi Mayilvahanan and Stimson health teacher Ms. Kurrus.   L-R Back:  Melanie Gabrell and Karen Miller of the Huntington Breast Care Action Coalition. Missing from photo: Whitman student Amy Chan.
Left to right front: Whitman students Subhana Zafar, Desi Kirina, Jordan Roiland, Karthi Mayilvahanan and Stimson health teacher Ms. Kurrus. L-R Back: Melanie Gabrell and Karen Miller of the Huntington Breast Care Action Coalition. Missing from photo: Whitman student Amy Chan.
Desi Kirina and the HBCAC team challenge students to think about the ingredients in the personal care products they use, and to consider getting involved in this research themselves.
Desi Kirina and the HBCAC team challenge students to think about the ingredients in the personal care products they use, and to consider getting involved in this research themselves.

Stimson students learn from our Whitman Researchers: Beware of Toxins in our personal care products!

Last week, Whitman students were sharing information about the health impact of a variety of chemicals commonly found in personal care products.  The students have been working with the Huntington Breast Care Action Coalition (HBCAC) to conduct research at Mt. Sinai hospital and Stony Brook University on chemicals called endocrine interrupters (these are chemicals that impact the balance of hormones in the body, contributing to a variety of health problems over time). 

Stimson teachers Ms. Kurrus, Ms. Farell and Mr. DePaula invited the Walt Whitman students to share their research with the 7th grade health classes.