Leo Trasande – Full Interview

(Duration 45:37)

Contents

Full Interview

Part 1 – Introduction to Environmental Health (0:40)

  1. How did you become interested in environmental health? 00:40
  2. What environmental toxins are most dangerous for children today? 03:10
  3. What diseases are those chemicals causing? 05:20

Part 2 – Environmental Hazards (07:00)

  1. Where are the chemicals coming from? 07:00
  2. What is the Superfund program? 09:10
  3. Do you have initial thoughts about the environmental health consequences of the Gulf oil spill? 11:00

Part 3 – Ongoing Research (13:30)

  1. Have have researchers been learning from the World Trade Center Screening and Treatment Program? 13:30
  2. What are researchers learning about possible connections between the environment and obesity? 15:00
  3. What do you mean by “endocrine disruptors”? 18:10
  4. Please say more about the National Children’s Study 19:40
  5. What are the biggest challenges in interpreting data that you gather through the study? 23:20

Part 4 – Regulation (25:50)

  1. What sorts of regulations or policies would you like to see implemented? 25:50
  2. Why have we been so slow to react to the risk posed by chemicals to children? 28:40
  3. What can consumers do to help protect themselves from environmental toxins? 31:50
  4. Do individual consumers have much power to influence environmental health? 33:00
  5. What lesson from your research would you most like to remind policymakers about? 35:50

Part 5 – Environmental Inequities (38:50)

  1. What are some of the inequities of environmental toxins? 38:50
  2. Is the problem of environmental toxins a global problem? 40:30

Part 6 – Five Favorites (41:50)

  1. What mentor had the greatest influence on your work? 42:00
  2. What do you consider to be the best wide-audience book, article, or movie related to your field? 42:30
  3. What do you consider to be the most important academic book or article? 43:00
  4. Which of your scholarly publications would you recommend to viewers? 43:30
  5. Which activist or community organization do you most admire? 44:10
Dr. Trasande Interview Segments Duration
Part 1 – Introduction to Environmental Health 7:29
Part 2 – Environmental Hazards 7:42
Part 3 – Ongoing Research 13:31
Part 4 – Regulation 14:11
Part 5 – Environmental Inequities 4:14
Part 6 – Five Favorites 4:18
Full Interview 45:37

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