Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Webinar set Aug. 15 about possible effects of strip mining on human health in Appalachian coalfield

Here's an upcoming online webinar for reporters covering health, energy, the environment, coal mining or  related topics. It's presented by the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Potential Human Health Effects of Surface Coal Mining Operations in Central Appalachia, and will be presented by Dr. Jonathan Borak from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT, Aug. 15. Borak will present his research related to coal mining and human health, and will take questions from committee members. For more information about the ongoing, 24-month study, click here.

Borak is a professor at Yale University, an adjunct associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, and chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. To access the webinar, follow these instructions from the National Academy of Sciences:
  1. Around 2:55 p.m., use this link: https://nationalacademies.webex.com/nationalacademies/j.php?MTID=m0336e79b5d3adc2b2ceccb0ea3d70dc4
  2. Allow a few minutes for the meeting to load or to download software if needed.
  3. Once the meeting as opened, look for the icon that looks like a phone with the text "Connect to Audio." Click this button or "More Options."
  4. For best audio, select the "Call Me" option.
  5. Enter your phone number and you will receive a call linking you to the meeting.
  6. E-mail Remy Chappetta at rchappetta@nas.edu if you have problems.

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