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Need to protect fetuses and children against pesticide exposure in developing countries – and in Denmark.

Need to protect fetuses and children against pesticide exposure in developing countries – and in Denmark. Friday, February 26. 10-12 at Winsløwsparken 19, room 19.04. 5000 Odense C.

Seminar on pesticides and neurobehavioral development:
Need to protect fetuses and children against pesticide exposure in developing countries – and in Denmark.
Friday, February 26. 10-12 at Winsløwsparken 19, room 19.04. 5000 Odense C.

Professor Leslie London, Head of Division of Public Heath Medicine, School of Public Health and Family Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town, South Africa is visiting Odense as an opponent for Erik Jørs’s PhD .
Therefore we have arranged this informal seminar about neurotoxicity of pesticides with emphasis on prenatal and postnatal exposure and neurological development in children.
Leslie London has comprehensive research experience in the effects of pesticides in children and adults as well as other fields in occupational medicine and public health.

Program:
09.30 – 10.00: Coffee.
10.00-10.05: Jesper Bælum: Introduction.
10.05 -10.45: Leslie London: Late neurological effects of acute pesticide poisoning in children.
10.45-11.00: Jesper Bælum: The influence of pre- and postnatal exposure to pesticides on the neurological development in children in rural areas in Bolivia. A cross sectional study of 8-10 years old children.
11.00-11.15: Helle Raun Andersen: Occupational pesticide exposure in early pregnancy and children’s development.
11.15 -11.30: Philippe Grandjean: Neurobehavioral deficits and associated costs of organophosphate exposure in EU.
11.30 – 12.00: Discussion
If you plan to attend this seminar, please send a mail to Anette.m.pedersen@rsyd.dk
not later than Wednesday, February 24.
Best regards
Lars Brandt and Jesper Bælum
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,
Odense University Hospital