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CHE Partnership call: The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution
Wed, Aug 5
Hosted by the CHE Alaska Working Group


Note: CHE will host no additional calls in August. We will resume our normal call schedule in September. You can access the call archives to listen to MP3 recordings from past calls.

CHE Partnership call: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry
Thurs, September 10
Hosted by the CHE Cancer Working Group


7/29/15: MP3 recording available: The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

7/21/15: MP3 recording available: Theories of Carcinogenesis: Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment

7/14/15: MP3 recording available: Towards a New Global Commission on Environmental Pollution

7/9/15: MP3 recording available: Tobacco: Science, Policy, and Prospects: A Conversation with Stanton Glantz, PhD

6/30/15: MP3 recording available: News from the US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

6/23/15: MP3 recording available: Gestational Diabetes and Environmental Chemical Exposure

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Metabolic Syndrome: At the Crossroads of the Western Disease Cluster

May 7, 2009

On Thursday, May 7, at 10:00 AM Pacific/ 1:00 PM Eastern CHE hosted this important call on metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions occurring together that elevate a person’s risk of developing certain chronic diseases such heart disease, stroke and diabetes and its intersection with what is being called the Western Disease Cluster. On the call we explored how metabolic syndrome is a red flag for the state of public health, how it is connected to environmental factors and what opportunities it presents for preventative interventions beyond medicine, such as public health policies, community planning and food systems.

Featured speakers included:

  • Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D, Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California
  • David R. Jacobs, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Jill Stein, MD, co-founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities and board member of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Additionally, Dr. Pete Myers, founder, CEO and Chief Scientist with Environmental Health Sciences provided an update on the current science to begin the conversation.


The call was moderated by Steve Heilig, MPH, Director of Public Health and Education at the San Francisco Medical Society and CHE. The call lasted one hour and was recorded for archival purposes.

 

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