Environmental Change & Human Health

DatesOctober 30 2013toNovember 3 2013
LocationDauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, Alabama
ContactWMS
Phone801-990-2988
Emailwms@wms.org
Websitewms.org/conferences/EC/default.asp
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There are many examples of environmental change affecting human health. Some, like water and wastewater treatment, have had a positive impact while most others, air pollution, toxic chemicals and climate change have detrimental effects. This conference is designed for healthcare providers to learn how changes in the environment affect the medical conditions of their patients and how to be more engaged in working toward solutions. The conference will be held at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab near Mobile, Alabama.

Speakers include noted author and biologist E.O. Wilson discussing biodiversity, and Paul Anastas, former assistant administrator of the EPA, speaking on green chemistry and the government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Other speakers will be presenting on the health impacts of climate change, air pollution, endocrine disrupters, and the relationship between environmental chemicals and cancer.