Session: Innovative Topic - Issues in Water Safety and Quality
5022.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Innovative Topic - Issues in Water Safety and Quality
This poster session provides an overview of several issues surrounding the safety and quality of both potable and recreational waters. Among the issues being presented are: several studies of the threat and level of environmental contamination of the water supply, as well as studies which look at the public's percieved risk to their health from both contaminated waters and from consuming fish caught in unsafe waters. This session also provides several examples of initiatives designed to reduce the risk of exposure to contaminated drinking water, as well as the risk of exposure to environmental contaminants in recreational waters.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to: 1) Describe the percieved level of risk associated with water quality in several communities 2) Describe the actual level of risk of exposure to contaminated well water, as well as fresh and marine recreational waters. 3) Describe several initiatives designed to improve the overall safety of both potable and recreational waters
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Board 1An improved questionnaire design used to collect environmental exposure and health behavior data for the National Epidemiologic and Environmental Assessment of Recreational (NEEAR) Water Study Pilot
Melissa J. Bailey, MPH, Elizabeth Sams, MSHSA, Michael J. Beach, PhD, Kurt Patrizi, MS, Andrea Hallett
Board 2Analysis of well water quality and local residents' perceptions of drinking water quality in the southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
Aaron Kite-Powell, Anna K. Harding, PhD
Board 3Anatomy of a water crisis: MTBA contamination in a RI community
Christina Zarcadoolas, PhD, Jessica Galante, Jessica Speigel
Board 4Do US EPA water quality guidelines for recreational waters prevent gastrointestinal illness? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Timothy J. Wade, PhD, MPH, Nitika Pai, MD, MPH, Joseph NS Eisenberg, PhD MPH, Jack Colford, MD, PhD
Board 5A Theory-Based Evaluation of an Arsenic Well Testing Program
Dolores J. Severtson, MS, RN
Withdrawn -- How Prop 65 works: The unique framework of a California public health law
Clifford Rechtschaffen, JD
Board 6Knowledge of fish advisories and the perception of health risk in vulnerable populations
Heraline E. Hicks, MS, PhD
Board 7Reductions in the use of toxic chemicals as a result of Prop 65 enforcement
Michael Green, MS, MPP
Board 8Risk perceptions and communication about emerging contaminants in drinking water
Rebecca T. Parkin, PhD, MPH, Gordon Butte, Sarah Thorne, Daniel Kovacs, Martha Embrey, MPH
Board 9Drinking water risk perception and practices of persons living with HIV disease: Mental models results
Rebecca T. Parkin, PhD, MPH, Lisa J. Ragain, MAT, Sarah Thorne, Gordon Butte
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA