Environmental medicine specialist Dr. Lisa Nagy will discuss the causes, symptoms, complications and treatments for chemical sensitivity at the Chilmark Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Her talk, Environmental Health: The Controversial Connection between Chronic Lyme, Depresssion, and Alcoholism and living in a moldy home, is free, open to all and sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.

Dr. Nagy is an Island resident who became seriously ill from her home in Los Angeles. Now largely recovered, she is chairman of public relations for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She will discuss the interrelationship of depression, Lyme and some cancers, to environmental exposures — specifically moldy indoor environments.

Dr. Nagy attended the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell Medical College. She was trained in emergency medicine after a surgical internship, both in New York city. She was board certified in EM and is board eligible in environmental medicine, which she will begin to practice this winter. Now she assists patients at no charge, refering them off Island for treatment. Her mentor is Dr. Bill Rea, who has treated 30,000 patients over three decades and now has received congressional funding to treat Gulf War Veterans.

She will talk about safe personal products, and participants can take home free ‘mold plates’.

For details, call 508-645-3360.