Session: Public Health Collaborations - Efforts to Reduce Exposure to Hazardous Materials
5150.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Oral
Public Health Collaborations - Efforts to Reduce Exposure to Hazardous Materials
This session describes collaborative efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to exposure to hazardous substances. Several presentations will highlight results of surveillance for the occurrance of hazardous materials spills and releases, including the distribution and type of hazardous materials releases and the morbity and mortality associated with them. Other presentations will focus on investigations of exposures to hazardous materials that occurred as prolonged low level exposures associated with hazardous waste sites. Combining the information from these sessions will provide an excellent overview of the potential exposures and health effects associated with hazardous wastes.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the distribution and characteristics of Hazmat releases 2) Highlight the factors associated with HazMat events involving death and/or mass casualty 3) Compare adverse health effects in these events occurring in rural/agricultural and all other areas in terms of morbidity and mortality.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Kevin Delaney, MPH
Moderator(s):Robin Lee, MPH
2:30 PMHazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) 2001
Shannon Rossiter, MPH, Maureen F Orr, MS, Wendy E Kaye, PhD
2:48 PMHazardous Materials Events Involving Death and/or Mass Casualty: A Comparison of Rural/Agricultural and All Other Areas
Zahava Berkowitz, MSc, MSPH, D. Kevin Horton, MSPH, Wendy E. Kaye, PhD
3:06 PMAn Analysis by Industry Category of Hazardous Materials Events in 17 States, 19932001
D. Kevin Horton, MSPH, Zahava Berkowitz, MSc, Wendy E. Kaye, PhD
3:24 PMEnvironmental and Public Health Responses to Widespread Asbestos Contamination and Illness in Libby, Montana
Aubrey K. Miller, MD, MPH, William Daniels, CIH, Christopher P. Weis, PhD, DABT
3:42 PMCoordination of a Multi-Agency Leukemia Cluster Investigation
Myrna J Candreia, MA, Regina Lundgren, Regina Lundgren
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