“Germ-Free and Other Myths: Examining Antimicrobial Products”
5:30-6:30 p.m., Friday May 20
Arizona Science Center
600 W. Washington, Phoenix
Killing germs has become a national obsession, but are the chemicals in “antibacterial” products really safe for human health and the environment? Can we ever be germ-free? Would we really want to be?
Those questions will be explored by Rolf Halden, an associate professor in the School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and assistant director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at ASU’s Biodesign Center, along with Ben Hurlburt, assistant professor in the ASU Center for Biology and Society and the School of Life Sciences.
Science Cafes are informal forums that encourage questions and discussion between speakers and audience members. Admission is free. There is a light-rail stop near the Arizona Science Center, at 5th Street and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix.