Session: Social Determinants of Health - Role of Behavioral and Social Factors in Exposures to Environmental Hazards in the Home
4130.1: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Social Determinants of Health - Role of Behavioral and Social Factors in Exposures to Environmental Hazards in the Home
This session will highlight four studies that seek to delineate the environmental health effects of ubiquitous exposures in the home and the role of social and behavioral factors in moderating these risks. Indoor exposures include, allergen exposures (house dust mite, cat, dog, cockroach and fungi), air contaminant exposures (environmental tobacco smoke, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous acid, ozone, fine particle mass and pollen) and household chemical and pesticide use. Other than respiratory problems, these indoor exposures have been associated with higher prevalence of leukemia in children, lower IQ levels and neurobehavioral disorders. In conjunction with indoor exposures, architectural styles of buildings and homes that people live in also have an impact on their social networks and cognitive functioning. The papers in this session will each address environmental hazards and their relation to disease endpoints and the role of nutrition, education and remediation, which could result in lower levels of disease morbidity.
Learning Objectives: 1. Educate participants on a variety of assessment tools and techniques used to ascertain environmental exposures in and around the home. 2. Discuss the nature of multidisciplinary focus in assessing these exposures. 3. Identify future course of action.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Kimberly Gray, PhD
Shobha Srinivasan, PHD
Moderator(s):Shobha Srinivasan, PHD
12:30 PMAssociations of Asthma Symptoms with Home Environmental Exposures
Mary E. Turyk, MPH, Victoria Persky, MD, Lenore Coover, RN, MSN, Peter Scheff, PhD, Luke Curits, Ana Sanchez, BA, Julie M. Piorkowski, MPH
12:50 PMBuilt Environments, Behavior, and Health Disparity
Arnold R. Spokane, PhD
1:10 PMControl of Residential Hazards in Children
Bruce Lanphear, PhD
1:30 PMChildhood Leukemia and Environmental Exposures
Patricia Buffler, PhD, MPH
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Medical Care; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Pharmacy

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