3395.0 Topics in children's environmental health

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session will introduce participants to several current topics in children's environmental health. First, we will examine health policy decision-making within an environmental justice framework, using the example of EPA's Lead and Copper Rule program and the impact of partial lead service line replacement on children's lead exposure via water. Second, we will discuss the impact of an offshore oil leak on asthma prevalence among elementary school students living on Korea's western coast. Third, we will consider proposed revisions to EPA's indicators of children's environmental health; these indicators provide measures by which to compare changes over time, as well as differences by race, ethnicity, or income in body burdens and prevalence of health effects. Fourth, we will evaluate the outcomes of a state childhood lead poisoning prevention program; this evaluation will include a discussion of health disparities revealed by the analysis.
Session Objectives: 1. List two reasons why partial lead service line replacements can increase children's exposure to lead via drinking water. 2. Evaluate the impact of exposure to an oil leak on pulmonary function and prevalence of asthma among elementary school students in the seaside villages of Taean, located in the western coast of Korea. 3. Discuss proposed revisions to indicators of children's environmental health, providing rationale for changes.

America's Children and the Environment: Proposed new indicators of children's environmental health
Daniel A. Axelrad, Julie Sturza, Gregory G. Miller, Onyemaechi Nweke, DrPH, MPH and Louis D'Amico

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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