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INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club

Tuesday, January 9

David Ewing Duncan, Author; Contributing Editor, National Geographic; Co-host “BioTech Nation,” NPR

My Toxic Body: One Man’s Journey to Find the Pollution Within

Duncan is on a quest of chemical self-discovery. He was tested for 320 chemicals he might have picked up from food, drink, the air and ordinary products – compounds acquired by merely living. He ran the tests to learn what substances build up in a typical American over a lifetime, and where they might come from. What he found was disturbing. He'll keep flying, scrambling his eggs on Teflon and using that scented shampoo. But he'll never feel quite the same about the chemicals that make life better in so many ways. Duncan speaks in San Francisco for the first time about this fascinating journey sponsored by National Geographic.

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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. We are a connector between ideas, individuals and communities.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1924 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.

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