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Children’s Enviornmental Health Summit
October 5, 2016 - October 6, 2016
The purpose of this summit is to bring together scientists, Alaska Native community and Tribal leaders, health care professionals, policy makers, parents, teachers, and children’s advocates to discuss the latest science and develop recommendations to protect the health of children at the top of the world.
This first-ever conference in Alaska about the health disparities experienced by children in Alaska and the circumpolar north will address the mounting evidence that disproportionate exposures to toxic chemicals before and after birth are linked to a host of serious medical problems, including:
- Neurodevelopmental issues
- Children’s cancer
- Endocrine disruption
- Birth defects
Health care professionals, policy makers, parents and community members will all have a role to play in exploring opportunities for improving the health of current and future generations of Alaskan children and creating recommendations for change in the areas of education, policy reform, research, and prevention.
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