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New! eLearning Course: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Consumer Products

posted on Apr 27, 2018

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Consumer Products: An Introduction, Identification and Health Impacts, and Prevention

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) Program is excited to announce the addition of our newest, self-paced eLearning course to its National Classroom! The course, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Consumer Products, is a three-part series which covers an introduction to EDCs, identification and health impacts, and prevention of EDCs among vulnerable populations.  

The course is FREE to all interested healthcare professionals, students, or other relevant occupations and qualifies as continuing education by the Centers for Disease Control. 

Format: Self-Paced

Approximate Completion Time: 45 minutes per module

Authors: Timur Durrani, MD, MPH; Medical Director, Health Services, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA and Katelyn Wong - PEHSU Region 9

Course Titles and Learning Objectives:

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: An Introduction

  • Define endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
  • Identify critical periods of life when humans are most vulnerable to EDCs

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Identification and Health Impacts

  • Identify consumer products that have been found to contain EDCs 
  • Describe the health effects of EDCs commonly found in consumer products

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Prevention

  • Recognize prevention strategies to minimize EDC exposure in vulnerable populations
  • Apply prevention strategies and risk communication to a patient scenario
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