5041.0 Not the usual suspects: Emerging trends in routes of toxicant exposure

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session highlights several lesser studied potentially important routes of human exposure along with a review and discussion about new methods being proposed to assess chemical safety and risk. Routes of human exposure to be presented include potential pesticide exposure to children using athletic fields, methamphetamine exposure to new occupants of residences that used to be meth labs, and key road intersections in mitigating risk of transportation of hazardous materials. In addition, the session will include a brief overview of the current state of adoption of new methods for assessing chemical risk and safety, highlight major initiatives toward this end, and discuss principles that could be applied for evaluation and adoption of such new methods to allow for engagement of civil society and articulation of the public interest.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe potential health effects from unsuspecting sources such as pesticide exposure on athletic fields and interstate commercial traffic. 2. Describe perceptions and attitudes about residential methamphetamine contamination. 3. Identify three factors leading to changes in chemicals testing and assessment methods.

8:50 AM
Residential methamphetamine contamination: Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes
Gabriel Eli Morey, MPH, Steven Thygerson, PhD, MSPH, CIH, Christina McNaughton, PhD and Joshua West, PhD, MPH
9:30 AM
Hazardous materials commodity flow analysis: Warren County, Kentucky
Shailesh Advani, MD, MPH(c), Pragati Gole, MD, MPH, Rasmi Nair, MBBS, Ritchie D. Taylor, PhD, Vijay Golla, PhD and Bob Myatt, MS

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Organized by: Environment

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

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