5149.0 Fenceline communities: Fighting for environmental justice

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The session aims to educate the audience about serious environmental public health problems often faced by those who live in close proximity to manufacturing plants, waste management and chemical processing facilities, etc.Measures taken to curtail and /or prevent environmental exposures often include fenceline monitoring by responsible companies to promote good neighborliness and compliance with environmnetal health and safety laws and regulations. The presentations will provide current environmental health data and information regarding fencline communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Define what fenceline communities and fenceline monitoring are. 2. Describe the ecological and public health consequences of fenceline pollution. 3.Discuss the importance of scientific research, public relation and regulatory enforcement on fenceline pollution.
Tunde M. Akinmoladun, PhD, FRSPH
Tunde M. Akinmoladun, PhD, FRSPH

Health Effects and Environmental Injustice of Communities Surrounding Pulp and Paper Mills
Chris Waller, Lydia Feng, Helen Sok, Jorge Gonzalez, Anders Sutherland, Tucker Wisdom-Stack, Rashmi Sahai, My La, Rob Hesse, RG, REA, Nicholas Cheremisinoff, PhD and Paul Rosenfeld, PhD
Refinery Accidents and Public Health: The Fenceline Perspective
Anna Hrybyk, MPH, Mariko Toyoji and Sonyja Thomas, LAT
Volatile Organic Air Pollution in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans, Louisiana, Industrial Corridor
Daniel Harrington, MSPH, ScD, Chih-Yang Hu, MSPH, ScD and James Diaz, MD, DrPH

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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