Doctor looks at Ajax mine proposal's health impacts

Kamloops Daily News
January 7, 2014 01:00 AM

A longtime Kamloops physician will summarize potential health impacts from the proposed Ajax mine at a public forum on Jan. 19 at TRU.

Dr. Jill Calder, who has opposed the project as a member of Kamloops Physicians for a Healthy Environment Society, will present a brief on the subject, starting at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre.

Admission is free of charge and the forum is open to all.

Calder has served as head of the department of medicine at RIH and as president of the medical dental staff. She practices in physical medicine, rehabilitation and electro-diagnostic medicine, and has been the director of rehabilitation services since 1991.

Her interest in environmental medicine developed through her practice as a physician and patient advocate. Calder's interest in the Ajax issue stems from belief that there is a lack of knowledge about health impacts from heavy industry close to urban populations.

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