This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
September 24, 2015, 1PM EDT
Elemental Mercury Toxicity
These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.
By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
- Recognize common chemical forms of mercury
- Recognize common sources of elemental mercury
- Recognize symptoms attributable to severe elemental mercury toxicity
- Discuss proper clean-up strategies for mercury releases
- Discuss the best evidence related to mercury emissions from dental amalgam
Presenter: Robert J. Geller, MD, FAAP, FACMT
Robert J. Geller, MD, FAAP, FACMT
Dr. Robert Geller currently serves as Director of the Emory Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), Medical Director of the Georgia Poison Center, and as the Division Director for General Pediatrics and Chief of Service of Emory University Department of Pediatrics at its Grady Health System campus. Dr. Geller is residency trained in pediatrics and clinical pharmacology/ toxicology, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and the Sub-board in Medical Toxicology. He is the author of more than 50 publications, and is one of the editors of the text, “Safe and Healthy School Environments”.
Module Recording and Materials
This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Medical Toxicology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Regarding WC2588 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Regarding WD2588 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEU's for this program.
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DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Charles A. McKay and he wishes to disclose that he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Environmental Health Research Foundation (EHRF). EHRF addresses issues related to biomonitoring, a topic that is also relevant to some of the activities in the Grand Round Series that might be discussed in future sessions. EHRF receives funding from sources that includes industry. Dr. McKay has reviewed and written material for EHRF, that could create a perceived conflict of interest regarding environmental chemical exposure assessment/measurement.
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Charles A. McKay to ensure there is no bias.
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