3305.0 Body burden of industrial chemicals

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Industrial chemicals are ubiquitous in our environment, and national biomonitoring studies have shown that Americans have a number of these chemicals in our bodies. This session, "Body Burden of Industrial Chemicals", will look at recent research on a variety of toxic chemicals that are found in biomonitoring surveys. From mercury levels in mothers and newborns to perchlorate exposure in one community, the session will look at recent research using biomonitoring to assess exposure to these chemicals. The session will also explore perceptions of exposure and environmental quality, and how biomonitoring research has been used by activitists and scientists to promote social movements, influence health behaviors, and impact policy-making.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe how biomonitoring can be used to assess exposure to chemicals 2) Explain the reported association between perceptions of environmental quality to biomonitored levels of chemicals in one study 3) Discuss how biomonitoring information can be used to influence social change, health behaviors and policy-making.

Assessment of Mercury Levels in Mother/Neonate Pairs in Brooklyn
Laura A. Geer, PhD, Patrick Parsons, PhD, Christopher Palmer, PhD and Emmanuel Anum, PhD
Impact of biomonitoring research on activism and regulation of flame retardant chemicals
Alissa Cordner, Phil Brown, PhD and Rachel A. Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH
Perchlorate Exposure in Imperial Valley Residents Consuming Regionally Grown Produce
Paul B. English, PhD, Ben Blount, Ryan Atencio, Lori Copan, Robert Haas, Juhua Xu, Luis Olmedo, Sharyle Patton and Michelle Wong

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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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