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"Going to Extremes: Climate Change and Occupational & Environmental Health" 2014 Lela Morris Sy

2014  Lela Morris COEH Symposium

May 9, 2014


Elihu Harris State Building

1515 Clay Street,

Oakland, CA


Wildland Fires, Drought, Extreme Heat: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational and Environmental Health


In addition to the increased risk of catastrophic wildfires, flooding, drought, and sea level rise that climate change will bring, construction and agricultural workers in the hottest areas of the state may no longer be able to tolerate the working conditions on extreme heat days, which will become more frequent.  Air pollution will also be increased on extreme heat days.  

The goal of this symposium is to increase awareness of health professionals, non-climate scientists, and staff of non-governmental organizations and public agencies about the near-term and long-term health consequences of climate change and what initiatives the state of California is taking to mitigate or adapt to climate change.


Charges: $15 for COEH faculty and students, State/Local Government Agencies and Non-Profits; Others-$50. 



Partial list of speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
John Balmes, MD, COEH, UC Berkeley
Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, UC Davis
Kent Pinkerton, PhD, UC Davis
Michael Jerrett, PhD, UC Berkeley






  Climate change projections: the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, Kris Ebi (Stanford)


  Extreme heat and workers, Marc Schenker (UC Davis)



  Extreme heat and the public (air pollution and direct heat effects), Bart Ostro (Cal/EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment)


  Keynote:  Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board on California’s policy portfolio to mitigate climate change (AB32, SB375, SB535)




Wildfires and health (fire fighters and the public), Kat Navarro and John Balmes (UC Berkeley/ UCSF)



  Water quality: chemical contaminants in recycled water and storm water runoff, David Sedlak (UC Berkeley)


  Health risks of floods (emergency/clean-up workers and the public), Gina Solomon (Cal/EPA)


  Vector-borne infection, Art Reingold (UC Berkeley)


 Clean energy strategies, Max Auffhammer (UC Berkeley)


  Low carbon fuels and clean vehicles, Sonia Yeh (UC Davis)


  Land use and transportation strategies, Susan Handy (UC Davis)


  Knowledge gaps and research needs, Kent Pinkerton (UC Davis)






Dates:May 9, 2014    Check for other dates
Fee:$50  Fee Breakdown

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