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Media Advisory: Northwest Health Conference Tackles Obesogens, Farm Subsidies, Environmental Toxics on Friday, Feb. 10

200+ of the leading scientists, researchers and health professionals come together to explore the links between the environment, health and healthcare practices February 10 in Portland.

Feb 08, 2012

Portland, OR—More than 200 leading scientists, researchers and health professionals come together Friday, February 10 for the 4th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference in Portland. Keynote speakers will explore how exposure to obesogens can lead to obesity before birth, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer will address Farm Bill 101 and the link between U.S. farm subsidies and rising health costs. Other topics include fish and water quality standards in Oregon, a Eugene case study on indoor air pollution, and a panel on Vietnamese nail technicians in Portland and their exposure to harmful chemicals.

Media are invited to attend any part of the daylong agenda and will have ample interview opportunities with attendees as well as speakers if time permits. Please RSVP to Jared Ishkanian, jaredi@oeconline.org or 503.341.9929 day of the event. Representatives from conference host Oregon Environmental Council will also be available for interviews before, during or after the event.

WHO:  More than 200 leading scientists, researchers and health professionals

             Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Farm Bill 101 and rising health costs (2:00 PM)

             Keynote on obesogens from Jerrold Heindel, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; 

             and Jose Bravo, Executive Director for the Just Transition Alliance (9:00 – 11:30 AM)

WHAT:  Leading regional conference that explores the links between the environment,  health and healthcare

             practices. Full agenda at www.oeconline.org/nwehc

WHEN:  Friday, February 10
             8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

WHERE: University Place Hotel
             310 SW Lincoln St, Portland

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About Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon—clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For more than 40 years we've been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home. Find out more at www.oeconline.org.

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