Public Health Response to Wildfire Smoke

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This Grand Rounds webinar was originally presented on April 17, 2019. This webinar is part of an ongoing series of education presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health. 

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

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

-  Identify one state health department's approach to wildfire smoke response

-  Describe risk communication for wildfire smoke response and challenges of competing risks

-  Evaluate a risk assessment approach to provide health justification to public decisions

Presenter

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Julie Fox, PhD, MHS
Ambient Air Epidemiologist
Washington Department of Health Tumwater, WA
PEHSU Region 10

Julie Fox is the ambient air epidemiologist at the WA State Department of Health. She obtained a master’s and doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. At the Department of Health, Julie investigates health impacts and provides health recommendations for outdoor air pollutants, which has increasing centered around wildfire smoke. reactions.

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.

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.

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