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  • Healthy Schools Summit

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    What does it take to create a healthy school for every child?

    Join Healthy Schools PA for the 4th Annual Healthy Schools Summit as we learn, collaborate, and commit ourselves to create healthier, greener, and more sustainable learning environments for all children in our region!

  • Making the Connection: Manganese Exposure and Children’s IQ

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    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.

  • 2017 15th Annual Westmoreland Earth Day Event

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    Confirmed exhibitors this year include:

    Flatboat Fair Traders (formerly known as Women of the Cloud Forest)

    Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling

    ?Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh

    ?Friendship Farms

    Stage Right! Inc.

    Penn State Extension Master Gardeners

    Westmoreland Bird & Nature Club

    ?Humble Bee Jewelry

    ?Fisher’s Honey

  • Creating Healthy Communities Conference

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    Creating Healthy Communities conference is a one-day summit addressing how the environment impacts public health. Dynamic, nationally-recognized speakers will discuss the scientific, medical, political and community-based approaches to creating healthier communities across the country. Local experts will highlight multiple health topics as they relate to our homes, schools and communities. The conference will educate and encourage attendees to become champions in having a positive impact on the health of our region.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Dr. Rober Atkins, Director of New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • Dr. Sally Perreault Darney, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    • Dr. Maida Galvez, Pediatrician; Associate Professor, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
    • Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University; Professor of Sociology, NYU; Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University