Climate Change

Oregon Environmental Health Association Conference

Each year OEHA sponsors annual and regional conferences covering topics which may include food production & safety, waste water disposal, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, disaster response, and other educational seminars as the need arises. The speakers for these educational conferences are recruited not only from Oregon, but also from other parts of the U.S. Speakers come from local, state, federalagencies, universities, and private industries.

The next AEC will be held on February 26-28 near Newport at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn.

Addressing Climate Change Impacts

NEHA and ecoAmerica, Climate for Health Video: Addressing Climate Change Impacts

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NEHA, in partnership with ecoAmerica, Climate for Health, has developed a five-minute video showcasing NEHA members’ success stories addressing climate change impacts from Cambridge, Massachusetts; Salt Lake County, Utah; and Franklin County, Ohio. Environmental health professionals and members of NEHA’s Climate Change Committee share their inspiring stories addressing strategies for adaptation, mitigation at the community level, and strong coalitions and collaborations.

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Addressing Climate Change Impacts from ecoAmerica on Vimeo.

 

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Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

11AM PST/ 2PM EST Monday, October 1, 2018

 Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

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Learn about the latest research on the various health effects of wildfire smoke exposure. Dr. Colleen Reid, assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires.

EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Wildfires

Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events.

US EPAs Wildfire Smoke Webinar

Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke has significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can assist with development of health risk communications strategies to improve public health outcomes.

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