Understanding the Body Burden:           Using Human Testing  in Environmental and Health Storytelling              June 1...
Maywood:A PollutedCommunity
In Industry’s Shadow
Nagging questions…More deaths in state are linked to airpollutionAs many as 24,000 deaths annually in Californiaare linked...
The Martin Family
Be RealisticAbout Time And Money
What Should You Test For•   Lead•   Manganese•   Mercury•   Arsenic•   Whats in your    community?
Think about Ethics• Institutional Review Board or  not?• Language issues and consent  forms• Independent experts to  deliv...
Expect theUnexpected
Finally! The Results
Translate for More Impact
Questions?
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Janet Wilson Presentation: Body Burden Environmental Health Reporting Webinar

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Janet Wilson's presentation from the June 19, 2012 Body Burden environmental health journalism webinar sponsored by ReportingonHealth.org and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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Janet Wilson Presentation: Body Burden Environmental Health Reporting Webinar

  1. 1. Understanding the Body Burden: Using Human Testing in Environmental and Health Storytelling June 19, 2012 1
  2. 2. Maywood:A PollutedCommunity
  3. 3. In Industry’s Shadow
  4. 4. Nagging questions…More deaths in state are linked to airpollutionAs many as 24,000 deaths annually in Californiaare linked to chronic exposure to fine particulatepollution, triple the previous official estimate of8,200, according to state researchers…. May 22, 2008, Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
  5. 5. The Martin Family
  6. 6. Be RealisticAbout Time And Money
  7. 7. What Should You Test For• Lead• Manganese• Mercury• Arsenic• Whats in your community?
  8. 8. Think about Ethics• Institutional Review Board or not?• Language issues and consent forms• Independent experts to deliver results and offer counseling• Caution: no sure way to link pollutants to source
  9. 9. Expect theUnexpected
  10. 10. Finally! The Results
  11. 11. Translate for More Impact
  12. 12. Questions?

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