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EnviRN: Upcoming Teleconference: AIDD Presents “A Tale of Three Neurotoxins: Lead, Tobacco, and Maternal Depression”, Sept. 25
August 27, 2009, 9:10 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities

AAIDD’s Environmental Health Initiative (EHI) is proud to announce the next teleconference in our Research and Science teleconference series, sponsored by the John Merck Fund, titled “A Tale of Three Neurotoxins: Lead, Tobacco, and Maternal Depression,” presented by Michael Weitzman, MD, on Tuesday September 15th. 

This presentation reviews what is known, and what we recognize that we still do not know, about the effects of low level lead exposure, prenatal tobacco and postnatal secondhand smoke exposure, and maternal depression on child behavior and development. Although the research and knowledge bases concerning these extremely common childhood exposures with extensive negative effects  have developed separately, with different investigators and publications in disparate literatures and fields, their epidemiology (distribution, determinants and consequences) are quite similar, and even more worrisome, they tend to cluster and co-occur in the
same children. At the end of this presentation the audience will have a much better appreciation of the risks for being exposed to, and the consequences of each of these exposures, as well as strategies for prevention and treatment.

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