5005.0 Environmental Health Poster Session IV: Food and the Environment

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This exciting poster session provides the opportunity to meet researchers doing cutting edge work on a range of themes relevant to the environmental health impacts of food systems. Several posters address food safety, including: two posters on state and local health department roles; one examining national data on foodborne Salmonella seasonality and setting; one investigating possible lead exposure from eating wild game; and one testing rapid screening methods for aflatoxins in maize, for use in developing countries. Two posters focus on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs): one presents a new method of identifying CAFO site locations using satellite imagery, for potential use in environmental health research and practice; the other considers the public health department role in addressing CAFO environmental health risks. Two posters address potential pesticide exposures: one presents a research tool for assessing children’s life exposure to pesticides, while the other presents data suggesting a need for improved enforcement addressing pesticide residues on imported produce. Finally, one poster describes a strategy to aid in developing new food businesses, which can provide the innovations needed to improve the food system, including addressing the above threats.
Session Objectives: Describe selected issues relevant to food systems and environmental health. Identify selected tools to aid in addressing some of these concerns.
Roni A. Neff, PhD, SM
Roni A. Neff, PhD, SM

Board 1
Association between blood lead levels and consumption of wild game
Shahed Iqbal, PhD, MBBS, Kennedy Chinaro, PhD, Fuyuen Yip, PhD, Stephen Pickard, MD and William D. Flanders, PhD
Board 2
Rapid screening for aflatoxins in maize at the subsistence farm level
Yanique Redwood, PhD, MPH, Lauren Lewis, MD, John Mwihia, Henry Njapau, Robert Breiman, MD and Michael McGeehin, PhD
Board 3
Community-based food business incubation centers are the next best thing since sliced bread!
Rita H. Hindin, PhD, MPH, H. Louis Cooperhouse and Jay Weinstein
Board 4
Review of State Plans for Food Safety: Is Our Food Supply Really Safe?
Jennifer K. Ibrahim, PhD MPH MA and Fanta Waterman Purayidathil, MPH
Board 5
Holiday meals: Salmonella outbreaks in hospitals and prisons
Ekaterina Naumova, BA and Elena Naumova, PhD
Board 6
Pesticide levels in imported produce: Policy and oversight gap
Roni A. Neff, PhD, SM, Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS, Kathleen Dolan, MHS, Anne Rosenthal and Jennifer C. Hartle, MPH

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition

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