4174.0 Environmental Contaminants and Health Effects

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the chronic health risks associated with exposure to environmental contaminants. Specific topics include a presentation on arsenic contaminated ground water in the Idaho. Special attention will be placed on assessing gender and county specific cancer incidence calculated with the assistance of GIS software. Two other presentations will describe exposure to persistent organic pollutants and the health risks associated with the development of myocardial infarction and childhood neurodevelopment. Another presentation will examine the natural exposure to sulfur dioxide emissions from volcanic activities on the island of Hawaii. Lastly the issue of idling ships will be discussed. The topic of interest being whether there is an association between changes in air quality during the port strike and cardiovascular mortality among near by residents.
Session Objectives: 1. explore the use of spatial analysis to evaluate cancer incidence associated with exposure to contaminated drinking water 2. identify and discuss the effects of air pollution on cardiovascular and respiratory related health 3. Describe the unique vulnerabilities of children to specific pesticides 4. Discuss public policy implications for environmental contaminates
Robin Lee, MPH
Robin Lee, MPH

12:35 PM
Evaluation of Arsenic levels in ground water and cancer incidence in Idaho: An Ecologic Study
Yueh Ying Han, Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH and Devra Lee Davis
1:20 PM
Changes in cardiovascular mortality during a 2002 port strike in Southern California
Susan Gilbreath, PhD, Poh-Sin Yap, PhD and Cynthia Garcia
1:35 PM
In utero pesticide exposure and children's neurodevelopment: A summary of findings from the CHAMACOS cohort
Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Lisa Goldman Rosas, MPH, Amy Marks, MPH, Asa Bradman, Kim Harley, PhD, Nina Holland, PhD, Caroline Johnson, PhD, Laura Fenster, PhD and Dana B. Barr, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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