2017 GHIC CANVA (1)Posted on April 14, 2017

I am delighted and honored to present for the fourth time at the Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) at Yale University.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference annually convenes more than 2,200 participants from more than 55 countries to exchange ideas and best practices across disciplines improving public health and international development.  The conference participants bring experience from a wide variety of disciplines, and includes students, nurses, doctors, policy makers, nonprofit directors and volunteers, public health professionals, health educators, community health workers, researchers, social scientists, social workers, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, teachers, lawyers, and business executives.

On April 22, I will be presenting “Continued Asbestos Use Perpetuates a Century of Environmental (In)Justice,” during the “Ubiquitous Environmental Threats to Health.” I will be discussing the impact asbestos had and continues to have on public health, consumer safety, and our environment. Recent reports such as “Asbestos in the U.S. Capitol” and the “Failing the Grade: Asbestos in America’s Schools” report from Senator Markey (D-MA) confirmed millions of Americans remain at risk today, and new data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that asbestos-caused deaths are increasing in the U.S., despite decreased consumption.

I’m proud to present alongside brilliant public health leaders addressing a variety of crucial issues:

  • “Childhood Lead Poisoning: America’s Longest and Most Preventable Epidemic,” Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • “Mercury Vapor Exposure in Clinical Dental Practice: Assessing the Health Risk of the Dentist, Dental Staff, and Patient,” Thomas Duplinsky, Director, General Practice Dental Residency Program, Yale New Haven Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
  • “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: An Emerging Threat to Global Health and the Economy,” Leonardo Trasande, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, New York University; Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University; Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University
  • “Multiple Threats of Fossil Fuel Combustion to Children’s Health and Future,” Frederica Perera, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health; Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health

I am excited to connect with conference individuals, organizations, universities, and social entrepreneurs to advance our ADAO mission to prevent exposure to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases.

Together, we make change happen.

Linda Reinstein

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