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The Environmental Health Seminar (Env H 580) is a department-sponsored seminar series for students, staff, and faculty; practicing professionals in the environmental and occupational health fields; and the public. This seminar highlights the rich diversity of our department and is an opportunity to hear from local, national, and internationally known scientists, practitioners, and policymakers on issues of current scientific importance.
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Keynote Address: Endocrine Disruptors -- History, Recent Research and Individual & Societal Remedies
Following in the footsteps of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Theo Colborn’s Our Stolen Future, best-selling author, researcher and pediatrician Leo Trasande reveals the far-reaching health implications of chemicals in our environment. He describes the recent research which exposes the subtle and long-lasting effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and proposes remedies that begin with the individual family and expand to worldwide economies.
Register at https://botanicalmedicine.org/registration/conferences/index.php#69
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the fourth annual In The Loop featuring Leonardo Trasande, an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
About the Talk:
Environmental threats to health arise out of economic activity but also harm others not involved in the production of goods and services. They also affect the economy. Synthetic chemicals that disrupt hormones cost the US $340 billion (2.3% of the Gross Domestic Product) each year. And differences in policies between the US and Europe in policy protections produce starkdifferences in exposures that contribute to disease, and greater costs to society in the US due to flame retardants. This presentation lays out the science that supports these findings, and describes how industrializing companies need not sacrifice economic growth in exchange for rapid industrialization. Low- and middle-income countries run the risk of repeating epidemic increases in chronic diseases linked to chemical exposures, just when they have emerged from fighting HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The benefits of prioritizing the use of safer chemicals are real and large, as exemplified by the removal of lead from gasoline, which produces a $2.45 trillion annual economic stimulus to low- and middle-income countries.
Leonardo Trasande’s (MD, MPP) research focuses on identifying the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity and cardiovascular risks, and documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin in children proactively. He also holds appointments in the Wagner School of Public Service and NYU’s College of Global Public Health. He is perhaps best known for a series of studies published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that document disease costs due to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the US and Europe of $340 billion and €163 billion annually, respectively. Dr. Trasande leads one of 35 centers across the country as part of the National Institute of Health’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program. After receiving his bachelor, medical and public policy degrees from Harvard, he completed the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics and a legislative fellowship in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/environmental-threats-to-health-when-do-we-act-and-prevent-tickets-56015034476
Join hundreds of attendees in addressing the effects of food systems, habits and culture on human, animal and environmental health at the 2019 One Health One Planet™ Symposium to be held March 13 – 14, 2019 at Phipps. This year’s symposium theme is “One Health and the Future of Food”, as experts from healthcare, environmental, veterinary and other disciplines will share groundbreaking new insights on the human, animal and ecological impacts of food and diet, including large-scale agriculture, plant-based diets and diet trends, antibiotics and pesticides in foods and more. Organizational leaders, M.D.s, D.V.M.s, public health specialists, ecologists, scientists, researchers, students and anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection of human and environmental health are invited to attend. Together with our expert panelists, we will seek to answer these and other questions:
How do our diets impact human and environmental health?
How do our food systems affect environmental processes?
What are the agricultural impacts of climate change?
What are the direct impacts of plant-rich diets on human and non-human health?
How can the future of food embrace One Health solutions?
From 6 - 7:30p, join us for a compelling conversation around hormone-disrupting chemicals, and how you can take charge of your health by eliminating them from your life. Each $25 ticket includes a reserved spot for the talk & signing, as well as a copy of Dr. Trasande's latest book: Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future...And What We Can Do About It.
Dr. Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health and a tenured professor in pediatrics, environmental medicine, and population health at New York University.
Children's Environmental Health expert Dr. Leonardo Trasande, will be discussing his new book "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" in discussion with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. The Literati Bookstore will have "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer" and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's book “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City” available for purchase following the talk. Register at https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/13150
Early Life Exposure, Health Outcomes, Potential Mechanisms, Plenary at 2018 Environment and Health Fund annual scientific conference.
Dr. Leonardo Trasande, NYU - International expert in children’s environmental health, economic costs of exposure to environmental contaminants and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
The Bettie Kettell Award for Medical-Professional Leadership goes to a nurse, physician, or other health professional who embodies the spirit of Bettie Cornise Detjen Kettell, R.N. (1947-2015), an operating-room nurse for more than 40 years and longtime resident of Durham whose outstanding leadership, compassion, intelligence, and insight made her a fierce advocate for environmental health in Maine and nationally. MORE
Dr. Trasande, Speaker for the symposium.
The Congress brought together basic and clinical researchers and healthcare professionals from around the world to address the many challenges that currently impact the health of mothers and fathers, babies in the womb, infants, children and adolescents, as well as explore solutions, interventions and policies to optimize health across the lifespan.
Dr. Trasande, Speaker, 3rd UN Environment Assembly, Nairobi Kenya, December 2, 2017
Towards a Pollution Free Planet: The 2017 Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly
The United Nations Environment Assembly is not only the highest authority on the Environment within the United Nations. It is also an ideal platform for bringing together different stakeholders: Governments, Civil Society/Major Groups, Science and the Private Sector to enable them to work together to tackle the shared and unprecedented challenges the world is facing.