The Oil Disaster: Preparing For The Short And Long-Term Impacts


The Oil Disaster: Preparing For The Short And Long-Term Impacts


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More than a dozen national experts from the scientific community and academia will convene in New Orleans June 22-23 for an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop, "Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop." Linda McCauley, PhD, FAAN, RN, FAAOHN, dean of Emory University's School of Nursing and renowned environmental health expert, will participate in a panel exploring the long- and short-term health effects of the Gulf Oil Spill. About Linda McCauley Linda McCauley, PhD, FAAN, RN, FAAOHN, is Dean of Emory University's Nell Hogdson Woodruff School of Nursing and a renowned environmental health expert. Her expertise includes the psychological stress of the spill and its toll on the population, the massive cleanup needed and the lack of preparation and education of the workers who will be called in to do this work, and the need to monitor exposures not only to the oil and its byproducts, but the chemicals that will be used to clean the environment. McCauley will participate in an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop exploring the long- and short-term health effects of the Gulf Oil disaster. Related Links Emory Environmentalist Explores Oil Spill's Health Risks at IOM Workshop (Press Release) http://shared.web.emory.edu/whsc/news/releases/2010/06/emory-environmentalist-explores-oil-spills-health-risks.html Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Institute of Medicine Workshop) http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/OilSpillHealth.aspx


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