230513 Brownfields and the March Toward Environmental Justice and Minority Health

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 11:42 AM - 12:00 PM

Tunde M. Akinmoladun, PhD, FRSPH , Academic Health Resources, Columbia, MO
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines brownfields "as real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant." There are about 450,000 brownfields in the United States,and many of them are in minority neighborhoods. This presentation will address the ecological and health consequences of brownfields, cleanup protocol, and the potential benefits of some of them to economically depressed cities and communities of color.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Define what brownfields are Identify regional and national brownfields Discuss the impact of brownfields on minorty health

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Minority Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present since I have been doing such for over 25 years. I have over 25 years of academic and professional experience in environmental public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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