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Making the Connection: Manganese Exposure and Children’s IQ

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Manganese is an essential additive in the steel making process, with as much as 90% of manganese consumption worldwide being used by the steel industry alone. Throughout this process stray manganese particles escape into the air. These particles are related to a variety of adverse health effects, and are especially harmful to the central nervous system. During this presentation, Drs. Erin Haynes and Vincent Schmithorst will discuss the links between manganese in air pollution to neurodevelopment and lowered IQ in children.

Dr. Haynes, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, will discuss her research on impacts of manganese in two Appalachian communities in Ohio. Dr. Schmithorst, of UPMC Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, will discuss how advanced MRI imagining can be used to further understand the relation between neurotoxicity and neurodevelopmental outcome.

This event is part of GASP’s Making the Connection series, intended for medical professionals as well as community members interested in learning more about the links between air pollution and various health problems. It will begin with an hour of networking and refreshments from 5pm-6pm outside of the Hutchinson and Hayashi Auditorium, before moving into the auditorium for the main program. Walk in registration is welcomed.

Details

Date:
October 25
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gasp-making-the-connection-tickets-50870411771

Organizer

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)
Website:
http://gasp-pgh.org/

Venue

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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