Session: Spotlight on Local Environmental Health Issues
5023.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Spotlight on Local Environmental Health Issues
This session will highlight efforts to determine potential exposures and health effects to a variety of environmental hazards on the surrounding communities. The impacts on these communities illustrate the need for data systems that will allow for the evaluation of environmental exposures, ecological trends, and health outcomes at the local level in order for communities to develop more effective environmental public health prevention strategies
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn the following: 1. The potential exposures to a variety of environmental hazards (pesticides, hazardous waste, and heavy metals)in surrounding communities. 2. Possible health effects that may result from these exposures. 3. Specific examples of how enviromental public health tracking and indicators can assist communities in examining potential enviromental hazards and identifying priority areas 4. How communities can develop public health programs and policies to address environmental issues of concern.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Beth A. Resnick, MPH
Moderator(s):Beth A. Resnick, MPH
8:30 AMPesticide Exposure in Women of Reproductive Age: A U.S.-Mexico Border Study
Raquel Sabogal, MSPH, Martha E Harnly, MPH
8:48 AMWithdrawn -- Survey of some heavy metals and trace elements in a rural community in Egypt
Hanan Ali Sayed, Afaf A. El Ayyat, Amel Saad El Deen, Ahmed Abd El Karim
9:06 AMDeveloping a Local Comprehensive Environment and Health Tracking System: Using What we Know to Improve Our Health and Environment
Jo Ann Marie Glad, RN, MPH, Sarah Kotchian, EdM, MPH, PHD, Gerald Barron, MPH
9:24 AMImpact of a health-educator driven environmental assessment survey as a tool to improve public housing standards and minimize environmental triggers of respiratory illness
M. Patricia Perkins, MS, MPH, Karen Cohn, MS, CIH, Vicki Legion
9:42 AMWithdrawn -- Incidence of Cancer Among Former Love Canal Residents
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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