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Marin Science Seminar: Emerging Issues in Public Heath

Emerging Issues in Public Health
Climate Change, e-Cigarettes and More

with Julie Pettijohn MPH, CIH
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A one-hour multimedia presentation for Teens & Community

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Terra Linda High School, Room 207

Come and learn about the important field of public and environmental health. Ms. Pettijohn with talk about public health aspects of global climate change, including recent media attention on this complex issue affecting people and planet Earth, plus what we can do to help. She’ll discuss recent research on e- cigarettes, and why they aren’t nearly as safe as they are marketed to be. She’ll examine ads, and the work being done by teens for teens on anti-e-cigarette education. Finally, Ms. Pettijohn will discuss the recent cases of plague in Yosemite National Park, and why public health is ‘on our side’ in preventing plague from (hopefully) becoming a widespread public health problem in California.

Julie Pettijohn is a Research Scientist Supervisor and Certified Industrial Hygienist at the California Department of Public Health. She has worked as an environmental health scientist, designed and completed environmental site assessments for industrial and commercial properties, worked as a Lead Risk Inspector/ Assessor, and audited facilities for compliance with hazardous materials management & worker health and safety regulation. Ms. Pettijohn has also published in the fields of toxicology, risk assessment, and human health risk.

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