From: Robina Suwol
Date: 28 Jul 2003
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Physicians for Social Responsibility is very pleased to share the first two of three reports in the Emerging Links Series. The reports address the links between chronic disease and environmental exposures. The analysis provided in these materials is an excellent introduction to the connections between the environment and two specific chronic diseases.
These reports are the result of a multi-year effort to identify, document and assess the research, while at the same time link the findings with PSR's work on health professional education and organizing as well as policy change.
We have looked at three diseases - Parkinson's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and diabetes. The paper on diabetes is forthcoming. These reports are part of a larger PSR effort to elevate the awareness of chronic disease and the environment within the health professions and with policy makers and the general public. Many of you are working on the ground to identify and address the growing questions about how the environment may be linked to a number of conditions, be they neurodevelopmental; reproductive, immune system related, or cancer.
Across the country, PSR has also been working on the need for a nationwide health tracking network that can begin to document the trends in chronic disease, environmental exposures and the body burden of chemicals.
The Emerging Links project is managed on staff by Michelle Chuk, MPH, Public Health Program Director in the Environment Program. If you would like to discuss this program further or would like hard copies of the report,please contact Michelle Chuk (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Jenny Levy (email@example.com ), Outreach Associate. Visit the EnviroHealthAction Network to view the Emerging Links Series online: http://www.envirohealthaction.org/environment/ disease_environment
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