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. 61, No. 7, March

An Epidemic of Clean Garages
Editor's note: When it comes to what our members want most from NEHA, at the very top of the list is career assistance, particularly in the area of finding new jobs. While we are limited in the number of "Classifieds" we can run in your monthly...
Bioterrorism and Our Professional Image
We've all played those word association games. You know the kind. Someone says "dog," and you say first thing that comes to your mind - maybe "cat." Someone says "sun," and you say "moon." And so forth. It has been my experience that unless the...
Coal Tar Remediation in an Urban Environment: A Model for Community Collaboration
Introduction Cleaning up a Superfund site in an urban environment presents complex challenges for regulators, business interests, engineers, and nearby residents. The cleanup of the former Minneapolis Gas Works site in downtown Minneapolis provides...
Emerging Foodborne Diseases and NEHA's Response
On July 3, 1996, NEHA's Council of Delegates adopted a position on emerging infectious diseases (journal of Environmental Health, October 1996). We defined emerging infectious diseases as "infections that have newly appeared in a population or have...
Food Safety Certification and Its Impacts
Introduction It has been nearly a century since Upton Sinclair first focused public attention on conditions in the food industry with his book The Jungle. As a new millennium approaches, there is still a great deal of speculation about the roles...
Preparing for Chemical and Biological Terrorist Attacks
Improving the ability of the civilian medical community to respond to a chemical or biological terrorist attack requires more than simply providing cities with military training and equipment, according to a new report from a committee of the Institute...
Scientists Investigate Microbial Levels near On-Site Wastewater Systems
Researchers at Texas A&M University (TAMU) are studying how wetlands plants and the micro-organisms associated with them may enhance the performance of constructed wetlands used for on-site wastewater treatment. The goal is to understand how plants...
The 1998 Wildfires in Central Florida: Volusia County's Own Armageddon
Introduction The wildfires that torched vast areas of Florida during June and early July of 1998 were one of the greatest environmental disasters ever to strike the Sunshine State. Only massive Category 4 or Category 5 hurricanes (such as Hurricane...
Would You Believe - Another Thermometer?
For the past year or so, we have been carrying around a pocket-sized electronic thermometer that didn't exactly seem to fit our needs until we started working with it in earnest. We favored our infrared and good old bimetal probe thermometers for the...