SJEJA – Teaching Tools: Powerpoint Presentations

This conference on environmental health at the University of Minnesota examined critical aspects of environments affecting the health and well-being of children from pre-conception to adolescence. Conference plenary and concurrent sessions were organized around three broad themes: the natural environment, the built environment and the social environment and around critical life stages. Special attention was given to the diverse social contexts in which children live, learn, and play.

Keynote address:

Environmental Justice for all Children by Robert Bullard
Overview of the environmental justice issues and children’s health, a narrated slide show by Dr. Robert Bullard, director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center (EJRC) at Clark Atlanta University, email: [email protected]

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Selected Presentations:

Learning Disabilities: Prevention, Identification and Treatment
Sensitive Brains – Exposure to Environmental Neurotoxins
Sensitive brains, lasting harm: environmental neurotoxins and learning and developmental disabilities
by Kitty Christensen
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The DREAMS Project:
Social and Environmental Risks and Developmental Outcomes in Inner City Preschoolers
by Katherine Jordan and Steven Hughesy

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The Built Environment and Children’s Health :
How can we design for sustainability? by Christine Ziebold

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Visual Perceptions of an inner city childhood environment by Corliss Wilson Outley

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Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program

Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program provides training and experience which equips participants to contribute effectively to the process of finding solutions for environmental problems in the communities of New Jersey.

Health and the Indoor Environment
Lecturer: Dr. Joseph T. Ponessa (powerpoint presentation)

We spend about 90% of our time indoors at home, work and/or
school.Interiors have numerous synthetic products, materials and furnishings, and ventilation has been reduced from the abundant levels of the past. Thus, the potential for indoor pollution becomes a concern.

Health and the Indoor Environment Lecture Handout (powerpoint presentation in pdf)

This presentation discusses the most common and problematic indoor pollutants, covering such topics as lead, radon, asthma triggers and mold. Discussion includes how these pollutants may be detected and managed, and what the health risks are. Emphasis is placed on prioritizing these pollutants, identifying when they deserve our attention.

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EPA Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly. This site provides information about lead, lead hazards, and provides some simple steps to protect your family. >>> visit the website

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