Niemeyer seminar explores home, health hazards

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Niemeyer seminar explores home, health hazards

Niemeyer Seminar March 5.

The interaction between humans and their built environment can create health hazards that are not always visible and have serious ramifications. The Charles and Shirley Niemeyer “Healthy Housing” seminar, from 1-3 p.m. March 5 at the East Campus Union Great Plains Room, will explore this health connection between housing and families.

Hosted by the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies and Nebraska Extension, “Home Hazards, Health and Human Relationships,” will feature speakers Susanna Von Essen, professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Joe Ponessa, professor emeritus at Rutgers University. Julia Torquati, professor in Child, Youth and Family Studies, will moderate the event.

Presenters will examine the interconnections between housing and human relationships and help participants understand how pollutants and hazards in our homes impact families and children.

To RSVP for the free seminar, go to

The seminar is made possible by a generous donation by Charles and Shirley Niemeyer through the University of Nebraska Foundation.

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