Health Conference'97 - Great Lakes/St. Lawrence. Montréal, PQ, CAN, 1997/05/12.
In May 1997, Health Conference'97-Great Lakes/St.
Lawrence, an international conference on the effects of the environment on human health in the Great Lakes and St.
Lawrence River basins, was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
This was the third international conference on this topic sponsored by agencies in the United States and Canada.
More than 120 platform and poster presentations were given by scientists of different disciplines from the Great Lakes region and elsewhere.
The presentations represented the most current research findings on the effects of the Great Lakes environment on human health.
The reports covered environmental contaminant levels of persistent toxic substances (PTSs), routes and pathways of exposure, exposure assessment and human tissue levels of PTSs, human health outcomes, risk communication and assessment, and approaches to scientific collaboration.
Reports indicate that levels of contaminants in the Great Lakes and St.
Lawrence River basins have generally declined since the 1970s, although certain contaminants have plateaued or slightly increased.
The findings include elevated body burden levels of contaminants in persons who consume large amounts of some Great Lakes sport fish, developmental deficits and neurologic problems in children of some fish-consuming parents, nervous system dysfunction in adults, and disturbances in reproductive parameters.
The findings underscore the need for better public health intervention strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Grands Lacs Amérique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Canada, Santé et environnement, Trouble développement, Reproduction pathologie, Contamination, Poisson comestible, Aliment, Pollution eau, Milieu eau douce, Homme, Descendance, Enfant, Produit pêche, Rivière St Laurent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Great Lakes of America, North America, America, Canada, Health and environment, Developmental disorder, Reproduction diseases, Contamination, Edible fish, Food, Water pollution, Freshwater environment, Human, Progeny, Child, Seafood
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0246834
Code Inist : 002B03M03. Création : 16/11/1999.