2011 Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit

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January 21-22, 2011
Chicago, Illinois

Meeting Purpose

The 2011 Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit brought together legislators, regulators, and environmental health experts to discuss a wide-range of environmental health issues facing states in the Midwest. Topics that were examined include environmental health in schools, state public health laboratories, radon’s links to lung cancer, state implementation of a federal renovation and remodeling rule to reduce childhood lead poisoning, and indoor air environments.

Participants 

Legislators

  • Representative Will Coursey, Kentucky
  • Representative Robyn Gabel, Illinois
  • Representative Brad Jacobsen, Michigan
  • Senator Frank Lasee, Wisconsin
  • Representative Kim Norton, Minnesota
  • Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon, Indiana
  • Representative David Sater, Missouri
  • Senator Heather Steans, Illinois

NCSL Staff

  • Doug Farquhar, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Scott Hendrick, National Conference of State Legislatures

 

Others

  • Vivian J. Anderson, Illinois Deptartment of Public Health
  • William J. Angell, University of Minnesota
  • Patrick Atagi, American Chemistry Council
  • Joanne M. Bartkus, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Lisa Bruemmer, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Eric Cohen, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • David W. Culp, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Ed Chu, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Patrick I. Daniels, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
  • Maria J. Doa, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • R. William Field, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Teresa Garate, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Ken McCann, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Susan Hedman, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Bernard (Tom) Johnson, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Phil King, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Mardi Klevs, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Cindy Ladage, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
  • Megan Weil Latshaw, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Inc.
  • Gloria Linnertz, Cancer Survivors Against Radon
  • Judith C. Lovchik, Indiana State Department of Health
  • Calvin Murphy, American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists - AARST
  • Mike Murphy, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • David Osterberg, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Dr. Bonita G Taffe, Michigan Department of Community Health
  • James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
  • Angela Tin, American Lung Association Illinois
  • Harold Wimmer, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

 

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Meeting Summary

Friday, January 21, 2011

Welcome, Opening Plenary

Harold Wimmer, American Lung Association
Susan Hedman, EPA Region 5 Administrator (Download Presentation .pdf)
Ed Chu, U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division Director

Radon in the Midwest

Bill Angell, University of Minnesota Download Presentation .pdf

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Maria Doa, EPA Washington  Download Presentation .pdf
Mardi Klevs, EPA Region 5  Download Presentation .pdf

Federal Regulatory Impact on States and Locals

James M. Taylor, Environment & Climate News
Eric Cohen, EPA Region 5

Facilitated Discussion: Federal-State Partnership on Environmental Health

Facilitator: Doug Farquhar, NCSL

Biomonitoring and State Public Health Laboratories

Megan Latshaw, Association of Public Health Laboratories  Download Presentation .pdf
Bonita Taffe, Michigan Department of Community Health  Download Presentation .pdf

Indoor Air Environments

Angela Tin, American Lung Association  Download Presentation .pdf
Mike Murphy, EPA Region 5  Download Presentation .pdf
Phil King, EPA Region 5

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Environmental Health in Schools: PCBs, Radon, Asbestos, Green Cleaning Initiatives and Mold

David Osterberg, University of Iowa  Download Presentation .pdf
Rep. Kim Norton, Minnesota
Pat Daniels, Illinois Emergency Management Agency  Download Presentation .pdf
Mike Murphy, EPA Region 5

Facilitated Discussion: Meaning of Environmental Health for Midwest States and State Legislatures

Facilitator: Doug Farquhar, National Conference of State Legislatures

Closing Plenary: President’s Cancer Panel Report—Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk

Dr. Bill Field, University of Iowa