Journal of Environmental Health

This journal covers new research, news, useful products and services for the environmental health professional. It covers topics, such as air quality, food safety and protection, hazardous material/toxic substances management, terrorism and all-hazards preparedness, wastewater management and water pollution control/water quality.

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 8, April

A "Washington Presence"?? (President's Message)
For many years, a portion of NEHA's membership has believed it is important for NEHA to have a "presence" in Washington, D.C. Addressing this issue was, and still is, important to the NEHA Board of Directors. In 1996, in an attempt to better define...
Characterization of the Solid Waste Stream of the Tohono O'odham Nation. (Features)
Introduction The Nation occupies 2,834,000 acres of land and extends from south of Casa Grande, Arizona, to the U.S./Mexico border. It is divided into 11 districts and 74 villages with a total population of about 8,906 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)....
Conference Information
Reno -- Lake Tahoe The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to be hosting its 2003 NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) and Exhibition (June 8 - 11, 2003) at the Reno Hilton Hotel in the Reno/Lake Tahoe region. Perhaps...
Educational Content
Chemical and Bioterrorism Preparedness Education (Sunday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 11) Sunday, June 8 Bioterrorism Preparedness--Intra/Inter-State Coordination (1:00pm - 1:50pm) Speaker: Jim Najima, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator,...
Enhancing Compliance at Department of Defense Facilities: Comparison of Three Environmental Audit Tools. (Features)
Introduction Achieving environmental compliance at U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal facilities has become a national priority. Passage of the 1992 Federal Facility Compliance Act clearly established the authority of the U.S. Environmental...
Hiring, Firing, Prison Food, Double Jeopardy, and Contempt of Court-A Smorgasbord of Cases. (Legal Briefs)
Who has the authority to hire, fire, promote, or demote you? For an individual environmental health worker, that authority is generally specified in a personnel manual and is clearly understood. Yet sometimes no personnel manual exists, or the manual...
Kristen Kuhar-Education Coordinator. (NEHA News)
Editor's note: Over the past few years, we have been featuring individual NEHA staff members one-by-one in NEHA News so that you can get to know us a little better. This month, we highlight the staff member behind extension 341-Kristen Kuhar. I...
Molecular Machine Could Develop Drugs for Bioweapons Victims. (EH Update)
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the first computer model of a key part of the E. coli ribosome. The model has applications in the development of new and powerful antibiotics for use in the treatment of illnesses caused by...
NEHA 2003 AEC and Exhibition
National Environmental Health Association 67th AEC and Exhibition June 8 - 11, 2003 (Exhibit Dates June 8 - 9, 2003) Reno Hilton Hotel Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV The NEHA 2003 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) and Exhibition will offer you the...
NEHA Honors Richard Brusuelas. (People on the Move)
On October 30, 2002, at the New Mexico Environmental Health Conference, NEHA President James Dingman presented Richard Brusuelas, M.PH., R.S., with a plaque honoring Mr. Brusuelas's 40 years of service in environmental health. The plaque was inscribed...
New Educational Program Encourages Home Use of Food Thermometers. (EH Update)
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is applying commercial marketing techniques to promote the use of food thermometers. In the social sector, audience segmentation has traditionally focused on elements such as race or gender. FSIS, however,...
New Emergency Preparedness Products. (Products & Services)
Accela, Inc., has a comprehensive set of tools--Emergency Response System (ERS)[TM], Bio-Health Alert[TM], and Uptime[TM]--for averting catastrophes and facilitating disaster recovery. The products integrate directly with property records and are invaluable...
News from the International Federation of Environmental Health. (NEHA News)
Some European members of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) have put together Local Environmental Health Action Plans (LEHAPs) and National Action Plans (NEHAPs). Their efforts have stimulated creation of a sustainability-indicators...
Pre-Conference Review Courses, Exams and Workshops
Review Courses and Exams NSPF Certified Pool Operators Certification Thursday, June 5 (8:00am - 5:00pm) and Friday, June 6 (8:00am - 5:00pm) NEHA is Pleased to offer the National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF) Certified Pool Operators (GPO)...
The Importance of Recycling Computers: An Update on Electronics Toxicity. (EH Update)
Desktop computers are built with materials that contain toxic chemicals and are regarded as hazardous waste. Color monitors routinely fail toxicity characteristic leachate procedure (TCLP) tests, and testing in progress for other electronics indicates...
Tularemia. (Technical Briefs)
Tularemia is a plaguelike disease in humans. It is caused by the Gram-negative bacteria Francisella tularensis, a hardy non-sporulating aerobic bacteria that can survive at low temperatures in water, soil, organic materials, and carcasses. F. tualernsis...
Where There's Hope, There's Change. (International Perspectives)
Turning left off the Nyere road, the main route between the Dar es Salaam city center and the airport, the ancient VW van--more rust than metal--bucks and weaves, slewing down 2-foot-deep craters that pockmark the dirt track. Within moments of leaving...