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Environmental Health Forum

An “Environmental Health Forum” will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, with refreshments in Georgia College’s Arts & Sciences Auditorium. The focus is on improving campus and community awareness of key environmental issues and how they impact our health. Speakers begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Patricia Yager on climate change; Colin Duke on the role of Baldwin County Department of Public Health in food safety; and an official from the Milledgeville Water Department on water quality. Yager is a University of Georgia (UGA) professor of Marine Sciences and director of the UGA Initiative on Climate Change. She serves on the leadership team of Georgia Climate Project. For the last decade, Yager has been part of a team of scientists working in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Her other projects are in coastal Alaska, Greenland and the Amazon River Plume. Duke is the Environmental Health Country Manager for the North Central Health District of Baldwin County’s Environmental Health Department. A registered environmental health specialist with the National Environmental Health Association, Duke holds a postgraduate certificate on environmental management. Questions and answers will follow the talk. For more information, please contact Toyia Barnes at

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