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arbcombo -- Workshop Presentations for the "Global Climate Change and Public Health: The Health Impacts of California Heat Waves" have been posted.

Posted: 27 Jul 2007 15:39:58
The workshop presentations for the "Global Climate Change and
Public Health:  The Health Impacts of California Heat Waves"
have been posted.

The California Air Resources Board, the Office of Environmental
Health Hazard Assessment, and the California Department of
Public Health are presenting this public workshop.

The "Global Climate Change and Public Health: The Health Impacts
of California Heat Waves" workshop will be held on July 30, 2007
from 1 to 5 PM in the Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal EPA Building,
1001 I Street,
Sacramento, CA, 95814.

Topics to be addressed include:

-The history of heat waves in California

-The immediate and direct health effects of the heat wave of
July 2006

-Atmospheric model predictions of future ambient air
temperature
changes and subsequent impacts on air quality in California

-Estimates of the effect of changes in temperature and air
pollution on death and disease in California

-Steps to reduce the public health effects: health
surveillance,
heat warnings and mitigation strategies

-Review of indirect health consequences of climate change:
infectious disease, floods, wildfires, pesticide use

The workshop webcast will be available at this link:
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1

There will be an opportunity for remote viewers to email
questions during the discussion period via email at:
auditorium@calepa.ca.gov

More information is available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cc.htm#what's%20new.

For more information, please contact Dr. Deborah Drechsler at
916-323-1526 or ddrechsl@arb.ca.gov.


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