In a talk that focuses on the hazards found in common household cleaning products, Deirdre Imus, above, will present “Greening the Cleaning” at Mercer County Community College on Thursday, September 28, at noon. The free lecture is part of Mercer’s Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held at the college’s West Windsor campus in the Communications Building, CM110. Call 609-574-3324 for more information.

Imus is the president and founder of the Deirdre Imus

Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), and also serves as the co-founder and co-director, with her husband, radio talk show host Don Imus, of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer in New Mexico.

She will discuss the hazardous effects of the chemicals in many common household products on health as well as her efforts to replace toxic cleaning products with non-toxic alternatives.

The HUMC Environmental Center is the first hospital-based program whose mission is to identify, control, and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause cancers and other health problems, especially in children.

The center developed the award-winning “Greening the Cleaning” program.

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