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Journal Club: Climate Change and Pediatric Health: What Providers Should Know and Do - October 6, 2015

posted on Oct 26, 2015

Presented October 6, 2015, 1PM EDT

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Understand how climate change can impact human health.
  • Discuss the child specific health impacts of climate change.
  • Discuss how providers can incorporate climate change impacts into their own practice.
The presenter will begin by describing the study methodologies used in the journal articles to be discussed. This will be followed by a discussion of the results of the studies under consideration and implications for current clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to endocrine disruptors as evidenced in the journal articles.

Articles discussed:

1. Lungs in a Warming World - Climate Change and Respiratory Health.
Bernstein AS and Rice MB
Chest 2013; 143(5): 1455-1459. 

2. Global Climate Change and Children's Health: Threats and Strategies for Prevention.
Sheffield PE and Landrigan PJ
Environmental Health Perspectives 2011 Mar; 119(3): 291-298

3. Emerging Roles of Health Care Providers to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts: A Perspective from East Harlem, New York
Sheffield PE, Durante KT, Rahona E, and Zarcadoolas C
Health Hum Rights 2015 Jun 16; 16(1):113-121.

Presented By:

Arafa_DeemaDeema Arafah, MD
Pediatrics Resident
University of Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
Region 10 PEHSU
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