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Cumulative Impacts on Health: New Community-Based Research Projects

Jun 9, 2011

Special note: This was the first call in a 2-part series co-sponsored by CHE and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) featuring EPA funded researchers and their community partners discussing cumulative impacts research projects on a community level. The second call will take place on June 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern. You can RSVP for the second call here: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/partnership_calls/9521


Multiple aspects of the environment in which we live, learn, work, and play can impact our health. However, the general practice of governmental agencies and policymakers responsible for protecting public health and the environment is to focus on one factor at a time, and more specifically, one chemical contaminant at a time. For many years, the environmental justice movement and local communities have advocated for the consideration of multiple exposures and cumulative impacts in environmental policy and regulatory decisions. The emerging science, in fact, affirms what these advocates have been calling for—explicitly, the need to take into account interacting concerns, such as socioeconomic, nutritional and psychosocial factors along with multiple toxic exposures, if we are to improve public health. On Thursday June 9, 2011 CHE and SEHN hosted this conference call featuring researchers, recently funded by the US EPA, who are working with poor and underserved communities to determine how multiple stressors, such as hazardous chemicals, poor nutrition, and lower socioeconomic status, undermine their health as well as what interventions could be implemented to create healthier, more resilient communities.

Featured speakers included:

Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and community partner Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc

Rob Laumbach, MD, MPH, CIH, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health and Cynthia Mellon, Ironbound Community Corporation

John Levy, Boston University School of Public Health and community partner Maria Mojica, Program Assurance and Community Outreach Specialist, NorthStar Learning Centers

Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, US EPA National Center for Environmental Research


The call was be moderated by Elise Miller, MEd, CHE Director.

 

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