This session explores the chemicals that disrupt our hormonal systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. Learn where these chemicals hide—in our homes, our schools, at work, in our food, and countless other places we can’t control. Discover the workings of policy that protect the continued use of these chemicals in our lives. Drawing on extensive research and expertise, hear dramatic studies and emerging evidence about the rapid increases in neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases directly related to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day.
By the end of the presentation, learners should be able to:
• Define endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
• Advise families on safe and simple steps to reduce exposure.
• Recognize the large social costs of these preventable exposures.
The Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of .5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to GOMA’s Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the CME Planning Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP is the Jim G. Hendrick, MD Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health. His research focuses on the impacts of chemicals on hormones in our bodies. He also has led the way in documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin proactively.
Disclosure: Grants: NIH / CDC, Speakers' Bureau: Endocrine Society, Beautycounter, Footprint, Other support: Honoraria from Houghton Mifflin, Audible, Kobunsha and Paidos
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