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Modeling Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factors in fish for AOC habitat restoration projects (PRESENTATION)
We compiled contaminated sediment data for Dioxins and Dioxin Like PCBs for the St. Louis River Area of Concern as part of a health impact assessment for the proposed Kingsbury Bay Grassy Point Habitat Restoration project. To incorporate potential Biota-Sediment Accumulation Fac...
Creating conversation around habitat restoration through boundary work in the St. Louis River, Duluth, MN (presentation) (PRESENTATION)
Closing the gaps between scientific research, human well-being and natural resource management requires the use of boundary work to facilitate translation among scientists, resource managers, and the community. Boundary work encompasses the methods, organizations, concepts, and o...
Multi-model assessment of air pollution-related premature mortality in Europe and U.S.: Domestic vs. foreign contributions (PRESENTATION)
The impact of air pollution on premature mortality in Europe and the United States (U.S.) for the year 2010 is modelled by a multi-model ensemble of regional models in the framework of the AQMEII3 project. The gridded surface concentrations of O3, CO, SO2 and PM2.5 from each mode...
Creating conversation around habitat restoration through boundary work in the St. Louis River, Duluth, MN (PRESENTATION)
Closing the gaps between scientific research, human well-being and natural resource management requires the use of boundary work to facilitate translation among scientists, resource managers, and the community. Boundary work encompasses the methods, organizations, concepts, and o...
Estimating environmental co-benefits of U.S. low-carbon pathways using an integrated assessment model with state-level resolution (JOURNAL)
There are many technological pathways that can lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions. However, these pathways can have substantially different impacts on other environmental endpoints, such as air quality and energy-related water demand. This study uses an integrated assessmen...
A Proof-of-Concept Approach for Quantifying Multi-Pollutant Health Impacts Using the Open-Source BenMAP-CE Software Program (PRESENTATION)
Background Air pollution risk assessments often employ effect coefficients from epidemiologic studies to quantify the public health impact of changes in air quality. Partly due to data and methodological limitations, epidemiologic studies have traditionally characterized the heal...
Kingsbury Bay-Grassy Point habitat restoration project: A Health Impact Assessment-oral presentation (PRESENTATION)
Undertaking large-scale aquatic habitat restoration projects in prominent waterfront locations, such as city parks, provides an opportunity to both improve ecological integrity and enhance community well-being. However, to consider both opportunities simultaneously, a community-b...
Kingsbury Bay-Grassy Point Habitat Restoration Project: A health impact assessment-presentation (PRESENTATION)
The St. Louis River Area of Concern is a large remediation site along the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. In the next phase of the clean-up, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a 200-acre wetland remediation and restoration project at Kingsbury Bay and Grassy...
Kingsbury Bay-Grassy Point Habitat Restoration Project: A Health Impact Assessment (PRESENTATION)
The St. Louis River Area of Concern is a large remediation site along the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. In the next phase of the clean-up, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a 200-acre wetland remediation and restoration project at Kingsbury Bay and Grassy...
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Proposed Code Changes Regarding Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems in Suffolk County, NY (PRESENTATION)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of proposed code changes regarding residential onsite sewage disposal systems (OSDS) in Suffolk County, New York. Of the approximately 569,000 housing units in Suffolk County, 365,000 are no...
The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008-2012 (JOURNAL)
Introduction: Wildland fires degrade regional air quality and adversely affect human health. A growing body of epidemiology literature report increased rates of emergency department, hospital admission and premature deaths from wildfire smoke exposure. Objective: Our research a...
A prospective study of marine phytoplankton and reported illness among recreational beachgoers in Puerto Rico, 2009 (JOURNAL)
BACKGROUND: Blooms of marine phytoplankton may adversely affect human health. The potential public health impact of low-level exposures is not well established, and few prospective cohort studies of recreational exposures to marine phytoplankton have been conducted.OBJECTIVE: We ...
Identification and prioritization of relationships between environmental stressor and adverse human health impacts (JOURNAL)
AbstractBackground: There are over 80,000 chemicals in commerce with little data available describing their impacts on human health. Biomonitoring surveys, such as the NHANES, offer one route to identifying possible relationships between environmental chemicals and health impacts...
Valuing Community Benefits of Final Ecosystem Goods and Services: Human Health and Ethnographic Approaches (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report provides a summary of three of our research projects: 1) an evaluation of the quality of scientific evidence associating green spaces with health benefits, along with ensuing research in San Juan, Puerto Rico; 2) a Health Impact Assessment of a Long Island sewering pi...
Do Differences in Exposures Explain the Observed Heterogeneity in PM2.5 - Mortality Associations across U.S. cities? (PRESENTATION)
This analysis evaluates exposure factors as potential determinants of the heterogeneity in city-specific associations between PM2.5 and mortality. Exposure factor variables were created based on housing characteristics, commuting patterns, heating fuel usage, and climatic factors...
Human Exposure Model (HEM): A modular, web-based application to characterize near-field chemical exposures and releases (PRESENTATION)
The U.S. EPA’s Chemical Safety and Sustainability research program is developing the Human Exposure Model (HEM) to assess near-field exposures to chemicals that occur in various populations over the entire life cycle of a consumer product. The model will be implemented as a...
Mitigating the Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke: Guidance for Health Professionals (PRESENTATION)
Abstract: Wildfire Webinar Focuses on Human Health Impacts. A Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Webinar will be conducted on March 29th targeted to healthcare professionals responsible for the care of children. The content of the webinar for which healthcare provide...
Public Health Impact of Wildfire Emissions: Up-date on the Wildfire Smoke Guide, Public Health Information and Communications Research (PRESENTATION)
EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke Emissions Specific strategies to reduce smoke exposure and the Smoke Sense App As the start of the summer wildfire season approaches, public officials, communities and individuals need up-to-date wildfire smo...
Targeting Environmental Quality to Improve Population Health and Lower Healthcare Costs (PRESENTATION)
Key goals of health care reform are to stimulate innovative approaches to improve healthcare quality and clinical outcomes while holding down costs. To achieve these goals value-based payment places the needs of the patient first and encourages multi-stakeholder cooperation. Ye...
Health Impact Assessment: Linking Public Health to Community Decisions (Cumulative Impacts Community Vulnerability Symposium) (PRESENTATION)
The goal of this presentation is to explore how HIA can help inform hazardous waste permitting regulations and incorporate community vulnerability and cumulative impacts to their potential health risks into permitting decision making by the California Department of Toxic Substanc...
Health Impact Assessment Training Bijelo Polje Community Workshop (PRESENTATION)
The main objective of the session is to develop capacity on this decision-making tool during a mini-workshop on the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. The HIA is a combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential, and ...
Exposure and Human Health Evaluation of Airborne Pollution from the World Trade Center Disaster (JOURNAL)
In the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York City's World Trade Center (WTC) towers, many Federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), were called upon to bring their technical and scientific expertise to the national e...
Utilizing a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to Connect Natural Resource Management and Community(presentation) (PRESENTATION)
Marrying scientific and health research with natural resource management should be a straightforward process. However, differences in purpose, goals, language, levels of detail and implementation authority between the scientists who conduct research and resource managers who plan...
Utilizing a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to Connect Natural Resource Management and Community (PRESENTATION)
Marrying scientific and health research with natural resource management should be a straightforward process. However, differences in purpose, goals, language, levels of detail and implementation authority between the scientists who conduct research and resource managers who plan...
A modular Human Exposure Model (HEM) framework to characterize near-field chemical exposure in LCIA and CAA (PRESENTATION)
Life Cycle Impact Analysis (LCIA) has proven to be a valuable tool for systematically comparing processes and products, and has been proposed for use in Chemical Alternatives Analysis (CAA). The exposure assessment portion of the human health impact scores of LCIA has historicall...