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Session: The Environmental and Health Effects of War in the New Millenium
4215.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
The Environmental and Health Effects of War in the New Millenium
This session will provide a summary of environmental effects of war and the preparations for war and nuclear conflict, and will then provide an update on the effects of the war in Iraq on health and on the environment there.
Learning Objectives: On completion of the session, participants will be able to: 1) describe the main environmental effects of war and preparations for war, including the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons and depleted uranium; 2) summarize the current health and health services situation in Iraq; and 3) describe the known environmental and health effects of the war in Iraq to date, and the response needed to address them.
Moderator(s):Mary Anne Mercer, MPH, DrPH
2:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:35 PMEnvironmental Aspects of War: An Overview  [ Recorded presentation ]
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH
2:50 PMEnvironmental and health impacts of nuclear weapons and of the use of depleted uranium  [ Recorded presentation ]
Victor W. Sidel, MD
3:05 PMHealth Development in Iraq
Richard Garfield, DrPH, RN
3:20 PMShort- and long-term environmental health consequences of war; the Iraq experience  [ Recorded presentation ]
Wajdy Hailoo, MD, MSc, DIH
3:35 PMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Environment; Peace Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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