Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Letters to the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Letters to the Editor

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Dear Editor:

I received my May 2001 issue of the Journal today and, as I read it, came across a bit of irony. I'm sure that I'm not the first to bring it to your attention, and I admit that it's a bit of a cheap shot, but, conscience notwithstanding, I couldn't resist.

Mr. Fabian's column begins on page 74, and makes a compelling argument for inducing passion among our practitioners and not accepting mediocre performance. At the lower right corner, a tag line says that the article is "continued on page 68," and ... it's not there! The continuation is on page 70--a tiny error, to be sure, and wholly inconsequential, but ironic, given the subject matter.

More important, I completely agree with the content. We need to encourage more professionalism and passion among our colleagues; far, far too many are content to put in the time, crank out the requisite numbers of inspections, and, worst of all, not think about the initial purpose, goal, and objective--they just do the job. NEHA is the best overall vehicle for providing that encouragement, and I applaud the association and Mr. …

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