||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
To be Discussed April 27
MAILED: March 27, 2000|
"Environmental Health and Safety Risks for Children," the 11th Environmental Health Symposium, will be held at the Midway Hotel in Eau Claire from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
The program, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire environmental and public health program, the UW-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services Outreach and the UW-Extension office, is designed for environmental and public health professionals and others who work with children's health issues.
In his keynote address, Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program in North Carolina, will review the major features of the NIEHS Children's Health Agenda.
Dr. Warren Porter, chair of UW-Madison's zoology department, will speak on the biological effects of low-level pesticide mixtures. Chris Hanna, program manager for the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Children's Safety Network at Marshfield Clinic, will speak about the public health approach to childhood injury prevention.
Daniel A. Daggett, toxicologist with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, will discuss the issue of childhood asthma. Bill Otto, chief of the Health Hazard Evaluation Section in the Bureau of Environmental Health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, will speak on the state of Wisconsin's initiatives to improve the environmental health of children.
The program is $95 per person and $80 for UW-Eau Claire environmental and public health graduates. Those interested are encouraged to register before April 17.
For more information, contact the Human Sciences and Services Outreach office at (715) 836-3990 or visit the Web at http://www.uwec.edu/academic/hss-or.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 27, 2000