The Human Health Effects of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: A Summary of the IOM Workshop

July 29, 2010
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

Speaker Presentations

Brenda Eskenazi presentation slides

Additional Resources

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill by Gina Solomon, MD, MPH and Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH, JAMA, Aug 16, 2010

Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop: presentations and other resources

AMA meeting: Health risk information needed for Gulf oil spill

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The Gulf oil spill is now being called the largest single environmental disaster in our nation’s history. The impact on the gulf ecosystem is only beginning to be assessed. And what of potential impacts on human health? The Institute of Medicine convened a meeting in late June 2010 on that topic, and we will heard from some of the leading participants in that meeting about known and suspected health implications of the spread of crude oil and of efforts to contain and clean it.

Featured speakers

  • Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, Dean, UCLA School of Public Health
  • Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Jennifer and Brian Maxwell Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology; Director, Center for Children's Environmental Health Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The call was moderated by Steve Heilig.