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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012
This presentation is an activity of the Academic Health Department, a partnership by the University of Tennessee Department of Public Helath and the Knox County Health Department.
J. Chen, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, the University of Tennessee, discusses research that identifies pollutants in our water resources and cities examples of negative impacts to human health. He addresses broad implications of the research for public health practitioners seeking to prevent water contaminants.
John Duncan, Pharm.D, Director of Pharmacy, Knox County Health Department and Al Iannacone, M.S., Environmental Epidemiologist, Knox County Health Department, discuss two local examples of public health interventions to prevent water contamination and proactively respond to water quality concerns. Interventions include efforts to identify and map the drinking water wells in Knox County as well as medication collection events to reduce the quantity of pharmaceuticals getting into the water supply.