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Practice GreenHealth: Free Special Webinar: What Does Chemical Contamination Cost Health Care?
January 20, 2010, 10:25 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events

New report details how to reduce disease and save billions by overhauling the U.S. chemical management system
January 28, 1:00 pm Eastern
A new report being released this month by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families outlines the role of environmental contaminants in cancer, asthma, reproductive disorders, and other conditions. Learn about the report from a co-author and other leading researchers. Estimates of the proportion of the disease burden that can be attributed to toxic chemical exposures vary, ranging from 1 percent of all disease to 5 percent of childhood cancer, 10 percent of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and neurodevelopmental deficits, and 30 percent of childhood asthma. A conservative estimate puts the health care cost savings attributable to a decline in the incidence of chronic disease due to reductions in chemical exposures at $5 billion per year. The report illustrates the opportunity to prevent disease and reduce health care expenditures by overhauling the chemical management system in the United States.
• Charlotte Brody, RN, National Field Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
• Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
• Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network


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