5171.0 What's in the water? Evidence to support protection of public and private water supplies

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will discuss the analysis of contamination issues and potential public health impacts with both public and private water supplies. Speakers will address ecological and water quality issues related to coastal restoration in order to aid local government officials and stakeholders in identifying and assessing wetland restoration and sustainability initiatives. Results from an observational study of a contaminated water supply and the potential associated with liver and colorectal cancer will be explored. Lastly, speakers will describe the potential contamination of private well owners that are living in communities that were once agricultural and have been turned into residential suburbs.
Session Objectives: Describe and evaluate ecological and water quality issues related to coastal restoration. Assess the potential incidence of cancer in contaminated surface water supply. Discuss the presence of pesticides in the drinking water of private well owners.

Water Quality Analysis of the Bayou Bienvenue Central Wetland Unit
Sarah Donahue, BSPH Candidate, Rebecca Doerfler, BSPH Candidate and Andrew Englande, PhD, PE, DEE
Persistence of Carcinogens in Private Well Drinking Water
Anne T. Fountain, MPH, Joseph E. Kuntz, RS, BS and Robert Murray, BS, MS

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Organized by: Environment

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

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