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Title: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Environments
Open to nurses and other health professionals from Michigan ...

The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health (PEHSU Region 5), The Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health, Health Care Without Harm, Mid-America Public Health Training Center, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Maternal & Child Health Program at UIC School of Public Health, and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5

Are pleased to announce an upcoming conference:

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Environments

A Nurse's Role in Assessing and Addressing the Health Risks to Mothers and Babies from Environmental Exposures

Monday September 13, 2004   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Metcalfe Federal Building

77 West Jackson Blvd

Chicago, Illinois

$25 includes all conference materials and lunch

FACULTY: Charlotte Brody, RN          Health Care Without Harm

      Edward Master, MPH, RN   US Environmental Protection Agency

      Pamela Ortner, BSN, RN    St. John Health System, Michigan

      Maryann Suero, PhD         US Environmental Protection Agency

To register call 312-996-6904  or go to www.uic.edu/sph/glakes/ce and click occupational nursing

At the end of the conference day, attendees will be able to:

Explain the links between health and the environment

Identify examples of healthcare products and practices that may negatively impact human health and the environment

State what is known about he chemical contamination of people's body tissues and fluids, including breast milk, while expressing advocacy for breastfeeding

State the most recent findings on how mercury can harm the environment and human health including the routes by which humans and the environment are exposed to mercury

List what nurses can do to educate females of childbearing age, pregnant women and mothers on the dangers posed by mercury exposure

State the most recent findings on how PVC and DEHP can harm the environment and human health and list the routes by which humans and the environment are exposed to PVC and DEHP

Identify the sources of the most prevalent and serious indoor environmental exposures in healthcare and to locate information on product alternatives

List what nurses can do to educate females of childbearing age, pregnant women and mothers on how to improve the indoor environments of where they live and work    

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