3084.0 Environmental Health Poster Session II: General Topics in Environmental Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
Environmental health and protection refers to protection against environmental factors - all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person - that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health. The practice of environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors and is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This poster session covers a multitude of general topics in environmental health, including: drinking water, climate change, and built environment.
Session Objectives: Describe a few relevant issues in environmental health. Identify some community-based internships in the field of environmental health. Evaluate the relationship between arsenic contaminated drinking water and pancreatic cancer.

Board 1
Proximity to Arsenic-Contaminated Drinking Water Wells and Pancreatic Cancer
Wen Liu-Mares, MD, PhD, Jill MacKinnon, PhD, Recinda Sherman, MPH, CTR, Lora E. Fleming, MD, PhD, Caio Rocha-Lima, MD, Jennifer Hu, PhD and David J. Lee, PhD
Board 3
Impact of the plastic biosand water filter on E. coli levels of children's toys: A pilot study
Christine E. Stauber, PhD, Adam R. Walters, MSPH and Mark D. Sobsey, PhD
Board 4
Board 7
Water Security and Public Health
Nelson Mix, MS, PE, CHMM, Lauren Wisniewski, BSE and Karen Milam, BS
Board 8
Emergency Response and the Built Environment: Does Urban Sprawl Delay Ambulance Arrival?
Matthew J. Trowbridge, MD, MPH, Matthew Gurka, PhD and Robert O'Connor, MD, MPH
Board 9
Community-Based Internships to Address Environmental Issues
Anika Foster, MPH, Fran Close, PhD, Jeanne Zokovitch, PhD and Ledia Wilder, BS

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