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Session: Public Health in the Environment 1
3118.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oral
Public Health in the Environment 1
The first of two sessions on public health and the environment covers a range of topics. Recommendations for preventing mosquito-borne diseases will be presented. A health risk assessment will be presented in two stages; the first examining existing health-related data, the second analyzing in-home surveys of selected households in the at-risk community. Finally, self-reported respiratory symptoms and indoor and outdoor environments are considered in Japan and in the United States.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Apply statistical models to better understand how a percent change in SO2 is associated with a percent change in peak expiratory flow rate. 2. List four issues states and locals must consider when developing and maintaining mosquito control programs. 3. Describe the first and second stage of the health risk assessment used to identify patterns of illness for residents living near a municipal landfill. 4. Identify the outcomes participants can expect to demonstrate as a result of the respiratory symptoms and residential environments.
Moderator(s):Stanley H. Weiss, MD
10:30 AMAre peak expiratory flow rates of asthmatics impaired by levels of SO2 in the EPA 'safe' zone?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stanley H. Weiss, MD, Azadeh Tasslimi, BA, Amy L. Davidow, PhD, Clifford P. Weisel, PhD
10:45 AMFirst stage health risk assessment within a community residing in close proximity to a municipal landfill
NoŽL. Bazini-Barakat, RN, MSN, MPH, Cyrus Rangan, MD, FAAP, ACMT, Sylvia Tan, MS, Janet Scully, MPH, Tamara Nichols, MPH, CHES
11:00 AMHelping States and Localities with Mosquito Control
Patricia I. Elliott, JD MPH, Heather A. Doyle
11:15 AMSecond stage health risk assessment within a community residing in close proximity to a municipal landfill
Tamara Nichols, MPH, CHES, Janet Scully, MPH, Cyrus Rangan, MD, FAAP, ACMT, Sylvia Tan, MS, NoŽl Bazini-Barakat, RN, MSN, MPH
11:30 AMResidential Environment and Respiratory Symptoms in Japan: A population base cross-section survey
kyoko Suzuki, Tomoko Tanuma, Kazunori Kayaba, Hiroshi Yanagawa, Vice President, Toshiyuki Ojima
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

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