Upcoming Event: CHE Partnership Call on Healthy Fish, Healthy Humans

BUSRP Research Translation Core has organized and is co-sponsoring The Collaborative on Health & the Environment Partnership Call on Healthy Fish, Healthy Humans. The call on Tuesday June 10th at 1:00 pm EST will address issues such as how fish become contaminated, how they are tested for contaminants, the ecological impacts of water contamination, and the science behind fish consumption advisories. RSVP for the call here!

About the Call:

The health benefits of fish have been well documented. However, fish are vulnerable to contamination from toxic chemicals, including mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Superfund researchers examine ecological and human health risks of environmental contamination.

Recent trends of decreasing blood mercury levels in women of childbearing age, without a decrease in the amount of fish consumed, point to the importance of interventions to reduce contaminants in ecosystems, and education through public health initiatives. These include posted fish consumption advisories at water bodies, clinical guidance to patients, and widespread public outreach.

Speakers on this call on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern will include Dr. Mark Hahn, Boston University Superfund Research Program; Dr. Henry Anderson, University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Public Health; and Dr. Amy Kyle, University of California Berkeley Superfund Research Program. They will address issues such as how fish become contaminated, how they are tested for contaminants, the ecological impacts of water contamination, and the science behind fish consumption advisories.

June 3, 2014