A webinar on the latest science and its implications for health professionals.
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While pediatric cancer is still a rare disease, the rate of new cancers has increased nearly 30 percent since 1975. A growing body of research links pediatric cancers to environmental exposures in utero and in childhood. Recent science also points to a role for early life exposures in priming the body for developing cancer in adulthood.
In this webinar, presenters reviewed the state of the science on the contribution of environmental exposures in early life to cancer, and reflect on its implications for clinical practice and engagement of health professionals in policy change. A special focus of the webinar is on air pollution. A description of exposures from mobile and point sources in Southwest Pennsylvania provide a case study in the challenges and opportunities for reducing exposures as industrial economies transition.
Air Quality Collaborative, Allegheny Health Network, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic. Children’s Environmental Health Network, Clean Air Council, Group Against Smog and Pollution, Homewood Children’s Village, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Silent Spring Institute, Southwestern PA Environmental Health Project, The Heinz Endowments, Women for a Healthy Environment