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Fundamental Chemical Toxicology with Exposure Related to Shale Gas Development - David Brown, ScD

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Published on Feb 11, 2013

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activity Jointly Sponsored by Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Medical Society of the State of New York.

If you wish to receive credit for this activity please access the learning modules through the following web site: http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/COURSES

Educational Objectives:

A systematic approach to understanding the toxic actions of chemicals is helpful when the physiological sites of action are known. Most agents follow chemical class. The shale exposures involve a mixture of chemical and physical agents. This presentation provides information on what chemicals do in shale gas exposure as well as the fundamental toxicology of these chemicals.

After completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

1. Describe fundamental toxicology of chemicals associated with shale gas development
2. Describe what chemicals do in shale gas emissions exposure
3. Describe framework for how people evaluate chemical mixtures
4. Describe four completed pathways of exposure
5. Describe 12 emissions of concern for immediate toxic responses
6. Describe health conditions reported by multiple sources and locations in the United States


David Brown is the Public Health Toxicologist and Director of Public Health Toxicology for Environment and Human Health, Inc. He is the past Chief of Environmental Epidemiology and Occupational Health in Connecticut and was previously Associate Professor of Toxicology at Northeastern College of Pharmacy and Allied Health. He also served as Deputy Director of the Public Health Practice Group of Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Brown graduated from Cornell University in Biochemistry, received his MS from the University of California In Environmental Health, and his ScD from Harvard School of Public Health in Toxicology.

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