Session Objective: Identify and explore potential short- and long-term effects on human health from the oil spill. Particular attention will be placed on potential physical effects, psychological stress, heat stress and fatigue, and neurological and carcinogenic outcomes. Examine potential health effects on children and pregnant women. Consider monitoring strategies and data tools that should be used to assess potential health effects.

11:10 a.m.

Panel Discussion. The Here and Now: What Are the Short-Term Effects on Human Health?

Moderator: Linda A. McCauley, Emory University

• Short-Term Physical Effects

Nalini Sathiakumar, University of Alabama at Birmingham

• Short-Term Psychological Stress

Howard J. Osofsky, Louisiana State University

• Heat Stress and Fatigue

Thomas E. Bernard, University of South Florida

12:20 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion. The Need to Know: What Are the Potential Delayed and Long-Term Effects on Human Health?

Moderator: Kenneth Olden, Hunter College of the City University of New York

• Neurological, Cancer, and Other Chronic Conditions

Peter S. Spencer, Oregon Health and Science University

• Human Reproduction

Brenda Eskenazi, University of California, Berkeley

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