FREE Webinar: Mold/Hurricanes, Health, and Florida

January 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tim Wallace

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You are invited to attend a free live webinar brought to you by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, the Bureau of Environmental Health and the Bureau of Epidemiology.  This webinar has been approved for 2 FACE CEU's.

Webinar:  Mold/Hurricanes, Health, and Florida 

Sponsored by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), the US Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (US DHHS, CDC), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

Date/Time:  January 29, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM Eastern Time

Note:  If you cannot attend the live webinar, do not worry as we plan to archive it for viewing at your convenience.

Learning objectives:

1.      Learn the basics of mold/dampness in building and how it can impact health.

2.      Understand if there are any regulations regarding mold/dampness in Florida.

3.      Understand the role of federal, state and local agencies in response to mold/dampness problems.

4.      Learn of important references and guidance from state and federal agencies

5.      Understand how past hurricanes informed current recommendations for mold clean-up.

6.      Review mold interventions for asthma that have worked in research settings and how these can be different in hurricane settings.

7.      Engage in open dialogue about current issues in Hurricane Irma affected areas with regards to mold exposure and potential health effects.

Target Audience:

DOH:  Environmental Health Professionals, Epidemiologists, Public Health Planners, Health Officers, Medical Directors, Public Information Officers, and Facility Managers

Other state agencies:  DBPR, DACS, DFS, DCF, DOC, DMS, DEA, DEP, DEM, DOE, etc.

Local agencies:  Code and Building Officials, School or University Environmental Health and Safety Department Directors, Tribal Public Health and Housing Professionals, etc.

Speaker Bios:

Tim Wallace, RS, CEHP, is an Environmental Health Program Consultant in the Radon and Indoor Air Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, FDOH.  He serves as the statewide coordinator and subject matter expert for indoor air quality related issues (mold, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, etc.) for the Department.  Tim also serves on the statewide radiological emergency response/detection teams and the Region II Environmental Health Strike Team.

Joy Hsu, MD, MSCI, is a Medical Officer at the National Center for Environmental Health at US DHHS, CDC. Dr. Hsu is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy-Immunology, and her work focuses on asthma, allergy, and health effects related to mold exposure.

Chandler Milhollin is an Environmental Engineer with the US EPA, Region 4 – Radon & Indoor Air Quality Programs Office.  Mrs. Milhollin focuses on radon, mold, healthy/energy efficient buildings/homes and other indoor air quality issues for the Southeastern states.

Ginger L. Chew, ScD, MSPH, is a Health Scientist at the National Center for Environmental Health at US DHHS, CDC. Also, she is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has led mold assessment investigations after Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans and Biloxi) and gave technical assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (New York). She serves as the CDC’s subject matter expert for mold exposure in home environments.

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