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From Playgrounds to Classrooms: Environmental Toxins in Schools (SC35)

Saturday, July 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Room 309
CE: 0.2 ASHA CEUs/2.0 PDHs

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This session will use case studies as a basis for discussion of key environmental hazards that can affect students in school. The presenter will describe how to identify potential environmental hazards, evaluate associated health impacts, and select safer products and processes to reduce illness.

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Laura Anderko, PhD, RN

Scanlon Endowed Chair, Professor and Director
School of Nursing & Health Studies, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, Georgetown University

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, where she holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care. She is director of the CDC/EPA-funded Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment. A scholar and educator in the fields of public health and environmental health, she has studied the health impacts of environmental toxins through epidemiological and community-based methods of inquiry. She has served on a wide range of boards and committees including the following federal advisory committees: EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, Drinking Water Advisory Committee, and National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. In 2013, Anderko was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for her advocacy efforts in climate change and public health.

Financial Disclosures:Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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