WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The event this morning will focus on the announcement of a unique challenge: to find a missing piece of research associated with mercury, a neurotoxin that is 100 times more poisonous than lead. There's a substantial cash award involved, the details of which will be revealed.
Kennedy will also answer questions on President Trump's vaccine safety commission.
De Niro supports the mission of the World Mercury Project (WMP), a nonprofit public advocacy organization in which Kennedy serves as Chairman. The WMP envisions a world where mercury is no longer a threat to the health of our planet and people.
The event, in the Holeman Lounge of The National Press Club, starts at 9:25 a.m. with excerpts from a movie. The conference, including Q&A period, is from 10-11 a.m.
It will also be livestreamed beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on the WMP's Facebook page and on its website.