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Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop
The Compelling Need to Understand the Effects ofOil Spills on Human Health
Bernard D. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh
Blanca Laffon, University of A Coruña
Edward B. Overton, Louisiana State University
The Response of the Federal Government to HealthConcerns
John Howard, Director, National Institute forOccupational Safety and Health, Centers forDisease Control and Prevention
SESSION I: AT-RISK POPULATIONS AND ROUTESOF EXPOSURE
Session Objective: Identify and discuss the populations (e.g., fishermen and -women, clean-up workers, and residents of the affected communities) that are most vulnerable to, or at increased risks for, adverse health effects related to the oil spill. Examine potential routes of exposure in select populations. Explore special considerations in the development and implementation of population-monitoring activities.
Panel Discussion. Taking Stock: Who Is at Risk andHow Are They Exposed?
Moderator:Linda Rosenstock, University of California,Los Angeles
• Routes of Exposure and At-Risk Populations
Paul J. Lioy, Rutgers University
• Residents of Affected Regions: General and Special Populations
Maureen Y. Lichtveld, Tulane University
• Occupational Risks and Health Hazards: Workers and Volunteers