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PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar

This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Increased Cancer Risk to Residents Near Ethylene Oxide Facilities - January 16, 2019

These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
  • Explain why cancer risk from exposure to ethylene oxide emissions has increased
  • Evaluate a patient exposed to ethylene oxide

Presenter: Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH

Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH
Director, Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Region 5 PEHSU

Dr Susan Buchanan is Director of the Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) which is the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) for federal Region 5. Dr Buchanan is board certified in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She teaches occupational and environmental health topics in UIC’s Occupational Medicine Residency Program, Family Medicine Department, and School of Public Health Her research interest include the safety and occupational health of low income and immigrant workers as well as environmental exposures to children and women of childbearing age. 

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Continuing Education Information

To obtain CE credit for this webcast you must first establish a login with the CDC. Click here to access the CDC Training and Continuing Education Online webpageTo receive continuing education (CE) for WD2588-011619 - PEHSU Grand Round Series - Increased Cancer Risk to Residents Near Ethylene Oxide Facilities - January 16, 2019 (Web on Demand):

  • Take course on PEHSU National Classroom
  • Please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before February 19, 2021.
  • Search for the activity: WD2588-011619
  • Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
  • Pass the posttest at 80% on TCEO (Posttest consists of a mix of five multiple choice and true/false questions.)
  • CE certificates will be available on your TCEO account

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Accreditation Statement


Disclaimer: This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5 NU61TS000237-05 along with the American College of Medical Toxicology and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5U61TS000238-05 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.