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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Review the Federal Response to the Health Effects Associated with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.

Title Research priorities for assessing health effects from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill : a letter report / Committee to Review the Federal Response to the Health Effects Associated with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2010]
©2010
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Contents Cover -- Frontmatter -- Reviewers -- Contents -- Letter Report -- Executive Summary -- Charge to the Committee -- Background -- Rationale for Studying Health Effects from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill -- Populations to Study -- Study Design Considerations -- Coordination of Information Sharing -- Coordination Among Institutional Review Boards -- Community Engagement and Communication -- Building the Capacity to Quickly Respond to Disasters -- Research Priorities -- Behavioral Health -- Exposure Assessment -- Seafood Safety -- Communication -- Developing a Research Response Framework -- Summary of Research Priorities -- References
Summary At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a committee appointed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is tasked with providing advice to HHS on research priorities for assessing health effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The committee's recommendations are included in this report. The committee believes that it is important to study health effects from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for three reasons: 1. To learn about the impact of oil spills on human health,2. To improve mitigation efforts, and3. To prevent adverse health effects from occurring in individuals affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and in future disasters. During its information-gathering process, the committee learned about many potential areas of research aimed at improving its understanding of the physical and behavioral health effects of oil spills. All of those areas are important. The committee evaluated the information and narrowed the list of possible research opportunities to those that it believes should be considered priorities. The committee's research priorities encompass five main areas: behavioral health, exposure assessment, seafood safety, communication, and developing a research response framework for disasters. The research priorities, summarized in Box 1, are not presented in any specific order. They address current gaps in knowledge and the order of priority will depend on further scientific review and community input
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subject BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Health aspects.
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Research.
Oil spills -- Health aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Research -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Water Pollution, Chemical -- adverse effects.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Environmental Monitoring.
Occupational Exposure -- adverse effects.
Oceans and Seas.
Petroleum -- adverse effects.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309163129
0309163137 (e-ISBN)
128291720X
9780309163125
9780309163132 (e-ISBN)
9781282917200