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. 7, March

Better Plan Needed to Protect U.S. Agriculture from Bioterrorism. (Update)
The United States is vulnerable to agricultural bioterrorism and needs a comprehensive plan to defend against the threat, says a new report from the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies. The relevant government agencies cannot...
Checking on Changes: Consumer Research. (Update)
How have consumers--and their food safety knowledge and behavior--changed over the past several years? Looking to answer that question, researchers working for USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made a compilation of consumer research...
Developing a Workshop on Foodborne-Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Training. (NEHA News)
Together with the Food Safety Initiative office of the National Centers for Infectious Disease (NCID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NEHA has been selected as the lead organization to develop basic epidemiology training targeted...
Diversity and Effective Leadership in Multicultural Workplaces. (Learning from Experience)
In recent years, the issue of cultural diversity has gained increasing attention for a number of reasons. First, it is worth mentioning that the old term "the melting pot" has been replaced by the term "multiculturalism." The influx of immigrants...
Employees and Neighbors. (Legal Briefs)
Environmental health programs such as programs designed to regulate food safety, onsite sewage disposal, swimming pool maintenance, solid or hazardous waste disposal, and housing regulations, depend on inspections. To conduct an inspection, the inspector...
Every Kitchen's Dirty Little Secret: Cardboard-Bacteria Superstore and Roach Motel. (Guest Commentary)
Introduction Great strides have been made with time, temperature, and basic food-hand ling practices. It is encouraging to see momentum growing and awareness broadening in the food service industry This improvement is a tribute to the efforts and...
Fecal Sterols: The Next-Generation Sewage Indicator. (Technical Briefs)
Assessment and investigation of indoor air quality issues, water damage claims, occupant health complaints, and remediation efforts associated with water incursions all begin with identification of the water source. Proper identification and confirmation...
Health Education and Food Safety Behavior in the University Setting. (Features)
Introduction According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1997), "Colleges and universities are important settings for delivering health promotion education and services to many young adults." To assess the health behaviors...
How NEHA Can Help You in a Down Economy-A Specific Example. (Managing Editor's Desk)
These are difficult times. From every part of the country, we hear discouraging tales of cutbacks, layoffs, tight budgets, and the disappearance of funding for continuing education. Along with many others, environmental health professionals are facing...
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 Reno/Lake Tahoe NV. The NEHA 2003 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) and Exhibition will offer you the education...
NEHA Second Vice Presidential Candidate Profile
The National Environmental Health Association elects its leaders through a mail ballot that goes to all active and life members 90 days before the annual conference. Among other things, the ballot features the election for the position of NEHA second...
Nontoxic Disinfectant for Commercial Applications. (Products & Services)
EnviroSystems, Inc., has announced the availability of EcoTru[R], a nontoxic disinfectant cleaner for use in commercial applications including health care, hospitality travel, food processing, and military operations. This breakthrough product kills...
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities of Graduates from Accredited Environmental Health Science and Protection Undergraduate Programs. (Features)
Introduction Assessment, outcomes, and accountability are words that may strike terror (or at least annoyance) into the hearts of professionals. Most professions have, however, accepted the importance of measuring outcomes, and environmental health...
"The Field". (President's Message)
While these two words--"the field"-- may not mean much to you, they will always hold special memories for me. Back in the days when I was a field sanitarian, I was required to "sign out" to show where I was going in case I needed to be reached. On...