Webinar Series: Fracking, Natural Gas, and Maternal Health

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Nationally renowned doctors and scientists are joining the Center for Environmental Health for a series of webinars that will give you resources and information in the fight against fracking.

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive, and developmental impacts. This webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we can advance our knowledge through research, medicine, and public health practice.

Read the recent blog Science Blog article by CEH’s Ellen Webb and Tinney J. Paulson.

Each of these presentations is part of a six-week series beginning Monday, April 21st. The webinars will run 45-60 minutes, each featuring presentations by experts in the field of environmental health, medicine, and public health. They will each include 10-15 minutes for Q & A.

Please read the webinar descriptions and register below:

Session 1: Monday, April 21 at 2pm ET

Natural Gas Development, Public Health, and Protecting the Most Vulnerable Populations

Featured Speaker: Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX).

Who should participate? Mothers and families; Professionals in the health and science community.

Watch the video of this webinar here.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

Session 2: Monday, April 28 at 2pm ET

Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction and Special Vulnerabilities for Children

Featured Speaker: Jerome Paulson, MD, Children’s National Health System

Who should participate? Health professionals.

Watch the video of this webinar here.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

Session 3: Monday, May 5 at 12pm ET

Susceptibility During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Featured Speaker: Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)

Who should participate? Mothers and families.

Watch the video of this webinar here.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

Session 4: Monday, May 12 at 2pm ET

Environmental Exposures & Reduced Cognitive Function in Children

Featured Speaker: David O. Carpenter, MD, Institute for Health and the Environment, State University at Albany

Who should participate? Professionals in the health and science community.

Watch the video of the webinar here.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

Session 5: Monday, May 19  at 1pm ET

Environmental Toxins and Their Link to Metabolic Disorders  and Chronic Diseases

Featured Speaker: Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, MD, MPH, Institute for Health and the Environment, State University at Albany

Who should participate? Health professionals.

Watch the video of the webinar here.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

Session 6: Monday, June 2 at 4pm ET

Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado

Featured Speaker: Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH, Colorado School of Public Health

Who should participate? Professionals in the health research and science community.

Download the slides from the webinar here.

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