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The dangers of the modern world (and what science is doing about it)

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Past event - 2019
21 May Doors7pm
Event7.30-9.30pm
The Winchester Gate, 113 Rampart Rd,
Salisbury SP1 1JA
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We live in a fast changing world where new challenges arise every day. We are constantly exposed to new chemicals in our daily lives and outbreaks of infectious diseases seem to be in the news more than ever. Come and join us to hear how science is keeping up with the new challenges that the modern world poses to our health!

Chemicals – Good, Bad or Ugly?

We are exposed to many chemicals in our daily lives, often in surprising ways. Some are dangerous, others pretty harmless – but the sheer number of potential ways we can come into contact with chemicals has risen in line with the growth of modern technology and has the potential to impact on our health. So how can we stay safe? The good news is that science is keeping pace with the chemical mix. In this talk we'll go through a whistle-stop tour of how chemicals are introduced in our environment and how advances in science are working to protect us from the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
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Using cutting edge genetics to track outbreaks

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