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Session: Public Health in the Environment 2
4135.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Public Health in the Environment 2
The second of two sessions in environmental public health explores various topics. Health outcomes relating to differing exposure levels will be presented, ranging from a community based study examining chronic low level exposure to gasoline vapors, to an investigation of a mercury spill at a high school. Pulmonary health effects of ozone and particulate matter on hikers will be discussed as will future mortality risk for persons with prior severe heat illness. This session will conclude with a discussion of the issues involved in extending a longitudinal study concerning the health of Vietnam veterans exposed to herbicides during the war.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Recognize the necessity of cooperation between various public health agencies in providing objective assessments. 2. Evaluate heat illness hospitalization as a potential precursor to pre-mature mortality. 3. Recognize the public health impact of Mercury contamination. 4. Understand Current Air Pollution Issues in an Urban National Park located in the Southeastern United States. 5. Identify the general considerations underlying the examination of when and under what circumstances a longitudinal study should be continued.
Moderator(s):John Neuberger, DrPH, MPH, MBA
12:30 PMChronic low level exposure to gasoline vapors and risk of cancer: A community-based study  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ami Patel, MPH, Evelyn O. Talbott, MPH, DrPH, Jeanne V. Zborowski, PhD, Juley Rycheck, MPH, Danielle Dell, MPH, Joseph Schwerha, MD, MPH
12:45 PMOverall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Relation to Heat Illness
Robert F. Wallace, ScD, MPH, David Kriebel, ScD, Laura Punnett, ScD, David H. Wegman, MD, MPH, Richard R. Gonzalez, PhD, Paul J. Amoroso, MD, MPH
1:00 PMTracking the Dispersion and Contamination from a Mercury Spill in a High School -Washington, D.C. , October 2003  [ Recorded presentation ]
A. Chevelle Glymph, MPH, Peter E. Thomas, PhD, MPH, Kerda Dehaan, MS, LaVerne H. Jones, MPH, Gebreyesus Kidane, PhD, MPH, Garret R. Lum, MPH, Samuel C Washington, MPH, Christine M. Yuan, MPH, Aaron Adade, PhD, John O. Davies-Cole, PhD, MPH
1:15 PMAcute Pulmonary Health Effects of Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter on Hikers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  [ Recorded presentation ]
Steven P. Girardot, MS, Kimberly A. Tromatore, Cynthia A. Atterholt, PhD, Wayne T. Davis, PhD, Charles Hamilton, DrPH, MPH, Jim Renfro, MS, P. Barry Ryan, PhD, Susan M. Smith, MPH, EdD, Gregory D. Reed, PhD
1:30 PMWithdrawn -- When should a longitudinal study be extended?
David A. Butler, PhD
Part 1 
1:45 PMSmoking, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and home policies on smoking in residents of Tijuana, Mexico  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, Melbourne F. Hovell, PhD, MPH, Marc Anthony Adams, MPH, Jose De Jesus Sanchez, Margarita Viņas, Gabriela Guzman, Jesus R. Gonzalez, Ernesto Moreno-Almaraz, M. Guadalupe Sanchez-Hernandez, Oscar I. Jimenez-Garcia
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Environment; Health Administration; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA