Occupational Physician Review and Risk Communication as a Component of Site Remediation
Dr. Marc Wilkenfeld, MD, Chief, Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine, NYULangone - Long Island Hospital
Occupational Physician Review and Risk Communication as a component of Remediation. Increased risk of disease is a common concern among residents of remediation sites. While Engineers and Other Environmental Professionals May have some knowledge of the trials of exposure we have found that community groups and other stakeholders prefer to discuss health issues with physicians. Unfortunately few physicians are trained to discuss the health risks of possible exposures inherent in remediating sites. Any increase in health Risk is very rare in remediation bit it is important that the risk be explained by a qualified physician. This presentation will discuss the role of a Board Certified Occupational/Environmental Physician in approaching discussion with concerned residents of remediation sites.
Dr. Wilkenfeld is Chief of Occupational/Environmental Medicine at NYULangone - Long Island Hospital. Dr. Wilkenfeld has practiced Occupational/Environmental Medicine for over twenty years evaluating and treating workers and other individuals with concerns over exposure to potentially toxic substances. He has also acted as Occupational Medicine Consultant to numerous Corporations, Unions, Universities and Government Agencies in The United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has lectured extensively and trained Medical Students and Residents in aspects of Occupational/Environmental Medicine. He has published two book chapters in the foremost Textbook of Occupational Medicine and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. Dr Wilkenfeld is Past-President of The New York Occupational Medicine Association where he continues to serve on the Executive Board. He has acted as chairman of the Environmental Health Section of The American College of Occupational/Environmental Medicine.