Mapping and Environmental Public Health: Visualizing Health Disparities and the Effects of Pollution broadcast on Monday, May 7th featured three scientists from Columbia University's Superfund Research Project: Lex van Geen, Steve Chillrud, and Meredith Golden.
Alexander van Geen, Associate Director of the CU SRP, presented, "Field kits for arsenic, hand-held GPS receivers, and Google Earth: key technologies for reducing exposure to arsenic contained in groundwater across South and Southeast Asia." Steven Chillrud discussed spatial and temporal variations in specific particle-associated air pollutants in NYC from both regional and local sources, in his talk, "The air we breathe in NYC and spatial variability". Finally, Meredith Golden with assistance from Tricia Chai-Onn showcased, "The NPL Superfund Footprint: Site, Population, and Environmental Characteristics Mapper", a mapping tool to assist regulatory agencies, university researchers, private and non-profit sectors, and communities located near Superfund sites.
Click on the links below for a summary and an archived recording of the webinar on mapping and geospatial research.