Public Health Conference to Examine Post-Katrina Environment

July 11, 2007

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5210

"Urban Environmental Contamination and Health Under the Microscope: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina" is the theme for this year's Urban Geochemistry and Health Conference, which will be held July 22-25 at the International House Hotel in New Orleans.

Researchers from Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Tulane School of Public Heath and Tropical Medicine, and the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane/Xavier Universities are working with the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health to bring together international experts in urban geochemistry, urban contamination and human health to discuss the effects of urban contamination on environment, public health implications and policy.

Sessions will explore such themes as surveying, sampling and mapping methods, indoor dust exposure, policy implications of urban contamination, and a morning plenary session on Monday, July 23, focused entirely on New Orleans and lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Conference activities are open to the media and anyone can register. For more information and a fee schedule, visit 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000