Southeastern Section - 63rd Annual Meeting (1011 April 2014)

Session No. 5
Thursday, 10 April 2014: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Solitude (Inn and Conference Center at Virginia Tech)

T13. Evaluating Dust Contaminant Exposure and Impact on Human Health and Community Well-Being associated with Coal Mining Activities

 

Nicholas Basta, John R. Craynon, Nancy E. Johnson, J. Buchanich, E. Talbott, Vladislav Kecojevic, Braden Lusk, Susan L. Meacham and Michael E. Karmis, Advocates
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8:00 AM
EVALUATION OF SOIL AND DUST AS A POTENTIAL EXPOSURE MEDIUM FOR ARSENIC AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS IN APPALACHIAN COAL MINING COMMUNITIES
BASTA, Nicholas T., School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey St, Columbus, OH 43210-1085, WHITACRE, Shane D., School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, JOHNSON, Nancy E., Department of Preventative Medicine & Environmental Health, Univerisity of Kentucky, 111 Washington Avenue, Lexington, KY 40536 and UNRINE, Jason M., Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Agriculture Science Center North Building, Lexington, KY 40546-0091, basta.4@osu.edu
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8:20 AM
BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENTS AND DISEASE IN DISTRESSED POPULATIONS: CONSIDERATIONS RELATIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE IN APPALACHIAN COAL MINING COMMUNITIES
JOHNSON, Nancy E., Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health, Kentucky College of Public Health, 111 Washington Avenue, Room 218-C, Lexington, KY 40536, nejohn2@uky.edu
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8:40 AM
EQUIPMENT DUST EMISSION IN SURFACE COAL MINING
LASHGARI, Ali and KECOJEVIC, Vladislav, Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, 359C Mineral Resources Bldg, Morgantown, WV 26506, ali.lashgari.65@gmail.com
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9:00 AM
RISK PATHWAY APPROACH TO EVALUATING HEALTH EFFECTS FROM COAL MINING IN APPALACHIA: EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS
WHITACRE, Shane D., School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, BASTA, Nicholas T., School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey St, Columbus, OH 43210-1085 and DANIELS, W. Lee, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, whitacre.39@osu.edu
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9:20 AM
USE OF NATIONAL AIR TOXICS ASSESSMENT DATA TO EVALUATE DUST AND VOLATILE ORGANIC EXPOSURES IN COAL AND NON COAL MINING COMMUNITIES OF WEST VIRGINIA: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
TALBOTT, Evelyn O.1, BRINK, Lu Ann1, BUCHANICH, Jeanine M.2, SHARMA, Ravi3 and STACEY, Shaina4, (1)Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Ave, A-526 crabtree hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (2)Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (3)Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 De Soto Ave, PIttsburgh, 15261, (4)Environemntal Occupational health, University of PIttsburgh, 130 DeSoto street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, eot1@pitt.edu
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9:40 AM
COMPARING MORTALITY AMONG COAL MINING AND NON-COAL MINING AREAS OF APPALACHIAN WEST VIRGINIA AND VIRGINIA
BUCHANICH, Jeanine M., Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, MEACHAM, Susan L., Preventive Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2264 Kraft Drive, VT CRC, Blacksburg, VA 24060 and TALBOTT, E., University of Pittsburgh, 15261, jeanine@pitt.edu
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10:00 AM
SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC AND PERSONAL RISK DETERMINANTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND CIRCULATORY HOSPITALIZATION RATES IN COAL MINING AND NON COAL MINING COMMUNITIES IN WEST VIRGINIA
TALBOTT, Evelyn O.1, BRINK, Lu Ann1, SHARMA, Ravi2, BUCHANICH, Jeanine M.3 and STACEY, Shaina4, (1)Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Ave, A-526 crabtree hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (2)Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 De Soto Ave, PIttsburgh, 15261, (3)Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (4)Environemntal Occupational health, University of PIttsburgh, 130 DeSoto street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, llb38@pitt.edu
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10:20 AM
IMPROVEMENTS IN MORTALITY RATES FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE IN COAL AND TOBACCO DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES IN VIRGINIA FROM 1960 TO 2012
MEACHAM, Susan L., Preventive Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2264 Kraft Drive, VT CRC, Blacksburg, VA 24060, BUCHANICH, Jeanine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 and TALBOTT, E., University of Pittsburgh, 15261, smeacham@vcom.vt.edu
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10:40 AM
POVERTY AND VARIABLE COAL PRODUCTION IN COUNTIES IN APPALACHIAN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
TABER, Thomas and MEACHAM, Susan L., Preventive Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2264 Kraft Drive, VT CRC, Blacksburg, VA 24060, ttaber@vcom.vt.edu
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11:00 AM
ACCESS TO CARE AND LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTH DIFFER IN COAL AND TOBACCO DEPENDENT COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA
MEACHAM, Susan L.1, MEISHA, Dalia2, GOESSL, Cody3 and WHITENER, Charles2, (1)Preventive Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2264 Kraft Drive, VT CRC, Blacksburg, VA 24060, (2)Preventive Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2265 Kraft Drive, VT CRC, Blacksburg, VA 24060, (3)Clinical Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, VA 54449, dmeisha@vcom.vt.edu
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11:20 AM
PREDICTED EFFECTS OF PRE-MINE WEATHERING AND ROCK TYPE ON TDS RELEASE FROM APPALACHIAN COAL MINE SPOILS
DANIELS, W. Lee, ORNDORFF, Zenah W., ZIPPER, Carl E. and EICK, Matthew J., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, wdaniels@vt.edu
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11:40 AM
WEATHERING OF SANDSTONE COAL-MINE SPOILS AS A SOURCE OF DISSOLVED SOLIDS RELEASED TO HEADWATER STREAMS
ERIKSSON, Kenneth A.1, DANIELS, W. Lee2 and ORNDORFF, Zenah2, (1)Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, (2)Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, kaeson@vt.edu
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