5019.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Building Global Campaigns for Environmental Health Policy: Global Toxics Case Studies

Persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, are a class of global contaminants that has gained the attention of scientists, governments, public interest organizations, and the public health community. These pollutants include pesticides, industrial chemicals, and by-products of various human activities - including the incineration of waste from health care - that often disproportionately affect low-income, indigenous, and other populations around the world. In response to the need for policy change by governments and the private sector, non-governmental organizations have organized themselves into strong international advocacy networks. This session will look at two successful and growing international campaigns, and explore the potential for a well-organized future global toxics movement
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Facilitator(s):Robert K. Musil, PhD
Organizer(s):Karen L. Perry, MPA
8:30 AMGlobal toxics: Persistent organic pollutants and the role of the health care community
Peter Orris, MD, MPH
8:30 AMHealth Care Without Harm: The campaign for environmentally responsible health care
Charlotte Brody, RN
8:30 AMAn international network for the elimination of persistent organic pollutants
Karen L. Perry, MPA
8:30 AMBuilding a global toxics movement for the future
Gary Cohen
Cosponsors:Occupational Health and Safety; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA