Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds series
November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST
The Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and the New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (Region 1 PEHSU) Present Virtual Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Series:
“Pollution, Climate Change, and Children’s Health”
Tuesday, November 15, 2002 * 10am – 11am MST
This Grand Rounds series will provide healthcare providers with state-of-the-science content on current topics in pediatric environmental health. Such information will fill in the knowledge gaps of practitioners, enabling them to effectively counsel families whose children face possible health issues due to environmental chemicals, toxins, and other insults. The PEH Grand Rounds will also educate on practice strategies for the biomonitoring of children at risk for specific exposures to environmental pollutants.
- The connections between fossil fuel combustion, pollution and climate change
- The impacts of climate change and pollution on human health; and
- Feasible, cost-effective suggestions for actions that patients, the public, the press, and public officials can take to slow climate change, prevent pollution and save lives.
The course speaker Phil Landrigan, MD, MSc, is a pediatrician and epidemiologist. He directs the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good and the Global Observatory on Planetary Health at Boston College.