Oxidative stress in your everyday life
Monday, November 4, 2013
: 1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Community Outreach and Education Core (COEC) is part of the NIEHS-funded University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH) Environmental Health Science (EHS) Lifestage Exposure and Adult Disease (LEAD) Center. The COEC fosters enhanced understanding among community members, policymakers and public health decision-makers concerning the role of environmental exposures in disease. The EHS LEAD Center specifically focuses on how environmental exposures over the lifecourse are linked to asthma, early life development, diabetes, and cancer through three pathways (epigenetic regulation, oxidative stress, and endocrine disruptors). Detroit and Southeast Michigan, in particular, are disproportionately impacted by environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution) and have reduced access to resources that might protect against the negative effects of those exposures (e.g., access to foods rich in antioxidants), increasing vulnerability to negative effects of those exposures. Over the lifecourse, these increased environmental exposures and increased vulnerabilities contribute to racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities. The COEC develops a series of materials for different audiences, including health professionals, policy makers, and the general community. With the guidance of the COEC Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) a video was developed specifically for the general community. Understanding the impact of the environment on health is important for the entire population despite socioeconomic status. The video developed used comprehensible terminology to describe oxidative stress, the protective factors of oxidative stress (i.e. antioxidants), and the higher burden of exposure/lack of protection racial minority and low socioeconomic status communities face.
Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe sources of oxidative stress exposures;
Describe sources of protective factors against oxidative stress; and
Describe the implications of oxidative stress exposures using an environmental justice focus.
Keyword(s): Environmental Justice, Environmental Health
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I assisted in the development, taping, and editing of the video in my role as a preceptor for the course and the Community Outreach and Education Core Project Coordinator.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines,
and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed
in my presentation.