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Environmental Toxins & Your Kids: Heard in Rye Lecture Tonight, Wednesday January 25, 2012

“Reducing Environmental Toxins and their Impact on Children” is the next Heard in Rye lecture and will take place tonight, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7 pm. The Heard in Rye postcard that was mailed to homes in the fall had the date and time of this lecture listed incorrectly.


Please note that it will take place in the Rye Neck High School Community Room, 300 Hornidge Road in Mamaroneck. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Dr. Galvez and Ms. Sherwood will provide a thorough and empowering presentation about environmental toxins, the hazards they pose, and how to avoid them, citing ways to make feasible and immediate life changes. They will also share the latest scientific research and information on several subjects including early puberty and breast cancer in younger women as they relate to the presentation topic.

Dr. Galvez, Associate Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, directs the Mount Sinai Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and is a practicing pediatrician. Dr. Galvez is Co-Principal Investigator of a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and EPA funded research project entitled “Growing Up Healthy in East Harlem,” Co-Investigator of an NIEHS/NCI (National Cancer Institute) funded Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Project and Co-Investigator of the CDC funded IMPACT Diabetes study. She currently serves on the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection Federal Advisory Committee. Dr. Galvez holds an MD and MPH from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained in the Social Pediatrics Residency Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a Pediatric Chief Residency at Jacobi Medical Center and a fellowship in Environmental Pediatrics at Mount Sinai.

RhondasherwoodA lifelong advocate of organic foods and toxic-free living, Ms. Sherwood has served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center in New York for the past five years, prior to which she worked as a hospital management consultant. She was also previously employed by GE Healthcare. Ms. Sherwood holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Heard in Rye is sponsored by the parents’ organizations and PTA’s of public, independent, and nursery schools in Rye, Mamaroneck, and Rye Brook, as well as the Rye YMCA, the Rye PBA and the Rye Youth Council.


  1. I’m very worried about the effect of automotive shops on our children. New scientific reports published in the Journal of Environmental Management show dangerous carcinogenic airborne pollutants from automotive shops contaminate surroundings more than 100 yards away.


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