Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds

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A shared dialogue among Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, the Minnesota Poison Control System, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Topic and Presenters:

Uncovering the Role of Flavoring Compounds in Work-Related Lung Disease

Rachel Bailey, DO, MPH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione are alpha-diketones added as flavoring ingredients to food and are produced naturally during roasting of coffee beans. This presentation discusses evaluations that NIOSH conducted at coffee facilities that showed air concentrations in excess of the NIOSH recommended exposure limits for diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione. A medical monitoring program may be necessary to identify any employees who may be developing work-related lung disease and to help management prioritize interventions to prevent occupational lung disease.


Uncovering the Role of Flavoring Compounds in Work-Related Lung Disease (PDF)

Seminar will be held at:

Minnesota Department of Health - Freeman Building - B-145
625 Robert Street N.
St. Paul, MN

7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Doors open at 6:45 a.m.

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Directions to the Minnesota Department of Health - Freeman location

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Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds Registration webpage

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November, February, and May

About Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds

The purpose of Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds is to foster communication and multidisciplinary collaboration between medical and public health specialties through presentations and discussions that explore impact of environmental exposures on health.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

CMEs are not offered for this EEGR.
We are looking into reinstituting them.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have been offered for all previous Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds through Health Partners. Contact us at health.hazard@state.mn.us for more information.

Past seminars

We have a list of past seminars from the last three years. Information available includes the date, topic, speaker(s), and abstract.

Since 2007, MDH has hosted the Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds. For a complete list of presentations, please contact us through health.hazard@state.mn.us.

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Suggestions for topics are welcome. Please send your suggestions to health.hazard@state.mn.us.

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Comments or questions? Please contact us at 651-201-4897 or health.hazard@state.mn.us.

Updated Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 01:55PM