Asking the Right Questions: Are Women of Childbearing Age at Risk of Exposure to Multiple Pollutants
Asking the Right Questions: Are Women of Childbearing Age at Risk of Exposure to Multiple Pollutants, a discussion with Dr. Marcella Remer Thompson recorded 9/18/13.“We carry a history of our environmental exposures throughout our lives.” – Dr. Thompson.
- About the call
- Presentation slides (pdf)
- Call Recording (mp3)
- References as a printed list pdf: Thompson_References_2013
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About the call:
Asking the Right Questions: Are Women of Childbearing Age at Risk of Exposure to Multiple Pollutants
In a recent analysis of thousands of U.S. women of childbearing age, Brown University researchers found that most exceeded the median blood level for two or more of three environmental pollutants that could harm brain development of fetuses and babies: lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls. Join lead author of the study Dr. Marcella Remer Thompson of Brown University to learn more about women’s chemical body burden and the need to look at health outcomes for multiple environmental chemical co-exposures.
This call is presented by ACAT’s Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-AK).
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Dr. Marcella Remer Thompson, PhD, MS, CSP, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary work in safety, health and the environment. As State Agencies and Community Liaison for Brown University’s Superfund Research Program, Dr. Thompson leverages new and existing academic-government-community partnerships to identify stakeholder’s needs. She conducts health impact assessments, coordinates intercollegiate activities, and ensures the Center’s research has a positive impact on public health. Additionally, she is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on multiple environmental chemical exposures among childbearing-aged women.
Dr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Salve Regina University, a Master of Science degree in community/occupational health nursing from Boston University, a Master of Science degree in occupational health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.
- References as a printed list pdf: Thompson_References_2013
- References as a printed list pdf: Thompson_References_2013 or see below.
Dr. Thompson’s Dissertation: Exposures to Multiple Environmental Chemicals (Lead, Methylmercury and Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Among Childbearing-aged Women in the U.S.
Women 16–49 at risk of multiple pollutants. Brown University news release, Nov 28, 2012
Brown University Superfund Research Program
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