Public Viewing of 'Toxic Hot Seat' Added to Westminster College Earth Week Activities

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A free public viewing of the environmental documentary "Toxic Hot Seat" has been added to Westminster College's Earth Week celebration activities. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

According to the film's official website, the documentary "follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, and politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it has taken nearly 40 years to unravel."

Maureen Swanson, national coordinator of the Healthy Children Project of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, will introduce the film.

Contact Dr. Helen Boylan at 724-946-6293 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.