Session: Environmental Toxics - Indoor Air Quality in the Home and Workplace
5095.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Environmental Toxics - Indoor Air Quality in the Home and Workplace
This session provides an overview of issues of indoor air quality and its relation to health. Presentations from a variety of disciplines will describe threats to health posed by environmental hazards present in the built environment, both in homes and in the workplace. Strategies for the integrated response necessary to ameliorate the threat posed by indoor air pollution and other indoor environmental exposures will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives: 1) Describe at least three public health strategies for improving health by improving the quality of the built environment. 2) Understand how these strategies can be applied for improving the health status 3) Recognize the multiple dimensions of the environment (built, social, chemical, biological) that affect health, and how they interact.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Kevin Delaney, MPH
Laureen Burton
Moderator(s):Leyla Erk McCurdy, Senior Director
12:30 PMHousing and health: Interventions and strategies from Seattle
James W Krieger, MD, MPH, Donna L. Higgins, PhD, Tim Takaro, MD,, MPH
12:48 PMPublic housing and safer pest control: Results from a pilot program in New York City
Daniel Kass, MPH, Theodore Outwater, BA, Brian Clarke, BA
1:06 PMAssociations of molds indoors with neurobehavioral and pulmonary impairment
Kaye H. Kilburn, MD
1:24 PMMaternal exposure to biomass smoke and reduced birth weight in Zimbabwe
Vinod Mishra, PhD, MPH, Xiaolei Dai, MPH, Kirk R. Smith, PhD, MPH, Lasten Mika
1:42 PMOverview and selected results for airborne allergens, bacteria, and fungi in the 100 office building BASE study
Derek G Shendell, MPH, DEnv, Feng C Tsai, PhD, Laureen Burton, Janet Macher, MPH, ScD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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