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Session: Human Rights, Hydrocarbons, and Hozho
3306.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Human Rights, Hydrocarbons, and Hozho
The session presents innovative contributions and community experiences from tribal leaders in the human exposure of hydrocarbons such as coal and oil. This gathering will share testimonies of the struggle for human rights in reducing the negative impacts of health and climate change. Toxic chemicals disproportionately contaminate these indigenous communities, for example, bioaccumulation in food systems. Compounding the crisis from greenhouse effects, the disruption of indigenous culture (hunting, fishing, farming, gathering of traditional herbal medicine) develops into a human rights issue.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the public health impacts in relation to hydrocarbons, such as coal and oil. 2. Articulate the human health effects from global warming as a result of U.S. dependency on a carbon fuel economy 3. The native perspective that environmental protection is the key to cultural survival, not just a special interest issue.
Moderator(s):Aditi Vaidya, MPH
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Community-Based Public Health Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA