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Old Poison, New Findings - Arsenic’s Effect on Maternal and Child Health

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This webinar, originally presented on June 29, 2016, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how people can be exposed to arsenic

  • Evaluate the epidemiological evidence linking in utero and early life exposures to adverse pregnancy outcomes and children's health

  • Recommend ways to reduce exposure to arsenic

Presented By:

Molly Kile, ScD
Assistant Professor
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Dr. Kile is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding how exposures to chemicals influence human health. She is also interested in how chemicals interact with host factors (e.g. behavior, diet, microbiota, genetic and epigenetic) to modify susceptibility to disease. She received her doctoral degree from Harvard School of Public Health in 2006 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. The majority of her research to date has been evaluating the health effects associated with arsenic exposure. She been involved with many epidemiological studies conducted in Bangladesh that have looked at a variety of health outcomes including skin lesions, reproductive outcomes, neurodevelopmental outcomes, and metabolic diseases. She is also the new director of the Community Engagement Core of Oregon State University’s Superfund Research Center where she works with Native American Tribes to investigate their concerns regarding environmental pollution.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes

Continuing Education Information

This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners. 

Origination Date – 08/02/2016
Expiration Date – 08/02/2018

CE Available

1.0 CME (for physicians)

1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)

1.0 CNE (for nurses)

.10 CEU (for other professionals)

1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)

Accreditation Statements

Disclaimers: This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

Training Material

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