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Tobacco as a Reproductive and Developmental Toxicant (PRESENTATION)
Maternal cigarette smoking has long been known to result in effects on offspring including lower birthweight and neurobehavioral effects. Continuing studies have expanded the list of adverse outcomes in offspring to include Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, impaired lung function, an...
Stochastic industrial source detection using lower cost methods (PRESENTATION)
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can be emitted from a variety of sources in industrial facilities, energy production, and commercial operations. Stochastic industrial sources (SISs) represent a subcategory of emissions from fugitive leaks, variable area sources, malfunctioning p...
MicroRNA biomarker identification in serum for fish oil-induced fatty liver development in Wistar Kyoto rats (PRESENTATION)
Hepatic steatosis (also known as fatty liver) is present in 25-30% of the US population and can increase susceptibility to the toxic effects of chemical exposures. There is need to develop biomarkers of hepatic steatosis that can be used in screening, experimental models, and hum...
The High Value of IAQ and Buildings (PRESENTATION)
Foundation presentation on the human health and environment value of good indoor air quality and buildings to building owners and managers.
Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project - Community Meeting 3 (PRESENTATION)
Rubbertown Next Generation Emission Measurement Demonstration: Background: ...
Associations between urban landscape characteristics and Body Mass Index (PRESENTATION)
Obesity is one of the major public-health concerns in many countries today. In the United States, more than 70% of the U.S. adults aged 20 and over are overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity has been grown rapidly during the last three decades. Obesity prevalence is deter...
Introductory Talk: Adding Up Chemicals: Component-Based Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixturesand Primary Talk: Grouping Chemicals for Assessment and Conducting Assessments with the Hazard Index and Related Methods (PRESENTATION)
Dr. Simmons will provide a concise overview of established and emerging methods to group chemicals for component-based mixture risk assessments. This will be followed by introduction to several important component-based methods, the Hazard Index, Target Organ Hazard Index, Multi...
Serum microRNA biomarker identification in a residential cohort with elevated polychlorinated biphenyl exposures (PRESENTATION)
Exposure to liver toxicants can result in or exacerbate fatty liver disease. Recent evidence suggests that serum-derived microRNAs (miRs) may improve identification of chemical-induced fatty liver disease relative to traditional protein-based biomarkers alone. Historical serum sa...
Environmental Public Health Indicators Impact Report: Data and methods that support environmental public health decision-making by communities (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report presents the results of twenty competitively funded Science-To-Achieve-Results (STAR) grants in EPA's Environmental Public Health Indicators (EPHI) research program. The grantsdirectly supported health interventions, informed policy and decision-making, and improved t...
Quantification of Ethnic and Racial Residential Segregation: Analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Tracts (PRESENTATION)
The presence and distribution of demographic enclaves, or places defined by distinctly different group compositions than surrounding places, are a well-studied occurrence in urban areas of the United States. With the changing composition of cities and surrounding suburban areas,...
Can we adequately represent the spatial interplay between humans and nature? (PRESENTATION)
One of the challenges remaining before ecosystem services assessments can become part of mainstream decision making is how to spatially represent the interplay of nature as a whole and humans. Nature’s ecosystems act as natural capital by producing things (i.e. stocks and ...
2015 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting Report (EPA PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS)
The report includes proceedings from the 2015 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting. The proceedings include presentation summaries, speaker biosketches, poster abstracts, and a list of meeting participants.
2013 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting: Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime (EPA PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS)
This report includes proceedings from the 2013 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting, held in Washington D.C. in October, 2013. Summaries of presentations, speaker biosketches, poster abstracts, and a meeting participant list are all included.
Resilience Planning Approaches “Ready-to-Use”: Lessons from EPA Partnerships. How to work with a community to design a nature-based hazard mitigation project (PRESENTATION)
A fast-paced delivery of approaches developed in EPA partnerships to enable effective inclusion of environmental and social resilience into hazard mitigation planning. This presentation will cover a broad spectrum, from 1) EPA’s role in mitigation, 2) what a Regional Resil...
Citizen Science Initiatives at EPA (PRESENTATION)
The presentation on EPA's Citizen Science Initiative is being presented to a Class in the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati
A Collaborative Effort to Assess Environmental Health in Newport News, Virginia (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Region 3 “Making a Visible Difference in Communities” (MVD) initiative for Southeast Newport News, VA has taken a community-centric, place-based approach to identifying and delivering service to the area’s residents and the city as a whole. Beginning with a CARE (Community Ac...
FutureTox III: Bridges for Translation (JOURNAL)
The present document describes key discussion points and outcomes of a Society of Toxicology (SOT) Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology (CCT) Workshop, entitled FutureTox III1,2 that was held in Crystal City, Virginia, November 19-20, 2015. The workshop built on the many lessons l...
Using a Landscape Approach to Strengthen Resiliency in Coastal Watersheds (PRESENTATION)
Healthy and resilient watersheds provide critical ecosystem service (ES) benefits such as water quality protection for human uses (e. g. drinking water, recreation). Intact wetlands, forests, and other vegetated areas filter pollutants from runoff and atmospheric deposition, supp...
The Role of Law in Adaptive Governance (JOURNAL)
The term “governance” encompasses both governmental and nongovernmental participation in collective choice and action. Law dictates the structure, boundaries, rules, and processes within which governmental action takes place, and in doing so becomes one of the focal points for an...
Nonstructural Approaches and Working with Nature: Caño Martin Peña, Puerto Rico, Green Infrastructure Typologies (PRESENTATION)
Caño Martin Peña, San Juan, Puerto Rico – this Smart Growth Implementation Assistance initiative will highlight how green infrastructure can mitigate flooding by working in tandem with proposed improvements to conventional drainage infrastructure, address wate...
Adaptive Management of Urban Ecosystem Restoration: Learning From Restoration Managers in Rhode Island, USA (JOURNAL)
Urban aquatic restoration can be difficult to accomplish because of complications like industrial pollutants, population density, infrastructure, and expense; however, unique opportunities in urban settings, including the potential to provide benefits to many diverse people, can ...
Differential exposure and acute health impacts of inhaled solid-fuel emissions from rudimentary and advanced cookstoves in female CD-1 mice. (JOURNAL)
Background: There is an urgent need to provide access to cleaner end user energy technolo-gies for the nearly 40% of the world’s population who currently depend on rudimentary cooking and heating systems. Advanced cookstoves (CS) are de¬signed to cut emissions and soli...
Three education modules using EnviroAtlas - Greenway Case Study Puts Students in the Decision-Making Role: Using Technology and Maps to Informs Development Decisions (PRESENTATION)
Session #1: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology (elementary school) - EnviroAtlas is a tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners that empowers anyone with the internet to be a highly informed local decision-ma...
Three education modules using EnviroAtlas-Exploration and Discovery Through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology (PRESENTATION)
Session #1: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology (elementary school) - EnviroAtlas is a tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners that empowers anyone with the internet to be a highly informed local decision-ma...
Creating Ecosystem Services Indices with EnviroAtlas Metrics (PRESENTATION)
To support the well-being of future generations, ecosystem services (ES) need to be fully understood and evaluated by decision-makers. Geospatial tools, such as the EnviroAtlas, allow decision-makers, urban planners, public health professionals, and other stakeholders to view and...