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Past Webinars > Journal Club: The Public Health Response to Large Scale Water Contamination - February 24, 2016

Journal Club: The Public Health Response to Large Scale Water Contamination - February 24, 2016

posted on Feb 24, 2016
Presented February 24, 2016
 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Identify major water contamination incidents in the US
  • Describe potential water contamination related risks
  • Evaluate the public health response to large scale water contamination
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 in the journal articles.
 

Articles discussed:

1. Intentional and Inadvertent Chemical Contamination of Food, Water, and Medication
MCKay C and Scharman EJ 
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2015; 33(1): 153-177

2. Incidence of waterborne lead in private drinking water systems in Virginia
Pieper KJ, Krometis LH, Gallagher DL, Banham BL, and Edwards M
Journal of Water and Health 2015; 13(3): 897-908

3. Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children Associated with the Flint Drinking Water Crisis: A Spatial Analysis of Risk and Public Health Response
Hanna-Attisha M, LaChance J, Sadler RCS, and Schnepp AC 
American Journal of Public Health 2016; 106(2): 283-290

Presented by:

Stormy Monks photoStormy Monks, PhD, MPH, CHES
Assistant Professor
Public Health Specialist/Core Consultant
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Region 6 PEHSU
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