The contribution of lead contamination sites to childhood lead poisoning in the Hawaiian Islands

dc.contributor.advisor Canale, Lisa K. Grimmett, Geoffrey M.
dc.contributor.mentor Felton, Diana
dc.contributor.mentor Ingalls, Kacey
dc.contributor.mentor Hoffman, Kelly 2022-10-29T03:35:00Z 2022-10-29T03:35:00Z 2021-05
dc.description A report submitted to the graduate division of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Professional Internship Track. en_US
dc.description.abstract This internship was in conjunction with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health’s (HDOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office with the overall goal of the project being to improve the understanding of the geographic distribution of childhood lead poisoning in Hawaiʻi to inform childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts. The internship included the collection and mapping of blood lead data from the years 2015-2019 and environmental pollution data, such as lead contaminated sites, to help identify potential sources of lead exposure. These data were then analyzed to identify relationships between elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) and factors such as distance from nearest site, lead concentration value at nearest site, and their interaction. The results of this analysis support the idea that most childhood exposures to lead in Hawaiʻi occur in the household. This report goes into more detail about the work described above and reflects on how this internship has benefitted both my mentor agency and myself. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Hawaiʻi State Department of Health's Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office en_US
dc.format.extent 55 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.subject Lead contamination en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject environmental pollution en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject childhood lead poisoning en_US
dc.title The contribution of lead contamination sites to childhood lead poisoning in the Hawaiian Islands en_US
dc.type Master's Project en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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