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Preventing Respiratory Disease in Patients Exposed to Damp Moldy Environments

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Consider the risk of respiratory illness for patients who encounter mold exposure based on NIH/National Institute of Health and World Health organization reviews
  • Be able to access OSHA/Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance on respiratory protection, the EPA/US Environmental Protection Agency mold clean up guidances and CDC/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention population guidance on mold
  • Be able to guide patients/public to resources on mold exposure and health and safety during hurricane response and recovery

Target Audience

  • Clinicians in specialties where consideration of environmental factors contributes to the quality of care (e.g. internal medicine, allergy, asthma, disaster medicine, family medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, pulmonary disease, pediatrics).
  • Public health professionals who work with clinicians to reduce environmental risk factors.
  • Others involved in public health response to hurricanes.

Conflict of Interest Policy: The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Ms Schenck, has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation. Ms Schenck will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any product. This  activity has no commercial support associated with it.

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Note: Continuing Medical Education Credits are no longer offered for this course.


Provided by:

Paula Schenck, M.P.H.
UConn School of Medicine
Center for Indoor Environments and Health