Emerging Links Series
From: Robina Suwol
Date: 07 Aug 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
do not hesitate to 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:
Susan West Marmagas, M.P.H.
Director, Environment and Health Program
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