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. 3, October

A Brush with Immortality
Each fall we prepare and publish a special report on the annual conference of this association - and of this profession. We use page space for this report because documenting and presenting this special experience to you serves an important purpose....
A Common-Sense Approach to Funding for Environmental Health Programs
Who should pay for environmental health services? Is it reasonable to expect industry to cover all the expenses related to inspection and regulation of licensed food establishments, pools, and lodging facilities? Should taxpayers support whatever it...
Always Check 'Em out First!
Editor's note: Dave Wiggins is a speaker, trainer, and consultant on issues of management, sales, workplace innovation, and customer retention. He is the author of two books, including Time Management for Busy People: The Cash Course, Dave lives and...
FDA Responds to GAO Food Safety Report
Earlier this year, the General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report tided "Food Safety: Federal Efforts to Ensure Safety of Imported Foods Are Inconsistent and Unreliable." The report concluded that the import control activities of the Food and...
Featured Article Quiz No. 2: "Lead Leaching from Faucet Fixtures under Residential Conditions."
Available to NEHA members only, the JEH Quiz, offered six times per calendar year through the Journal of Environmental Health, is a convenient tool for self-assessment and an easily-accessible means to accumulate continuing education (CE) credits toward...
Geographic Information Systems: Their Use in Environmental Epidemiological Research
Introduction While the mapping of health data is not new to epidemiologists, advances in geographic information system (GIS) technology provide new opportunities for epidemiologists to study associations between environmental exposures and the spatial...
Infamy
"Infamy - Evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal." - Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Ninth Edition May 28, 1998, was a day of infamy. On this day, Pakistan, in response to a series of nuclear tests by...
International Federation of Environmental Health Report
With the close of the 5th World Congress on Environmental Health, held last June in Stockholm, preparations for the 6th World Congress in 2000 are becoming more intense. The Congress, whose theme is "Healthy Environments - The Local Challenge," will...
Lead Leaching from Faucet Fixtures under Residential Conditions
Introduction Lead has come to be recognized as a primary public health hazard in the United States. It has been well established that lead is harmful to the mental development of young children, and lead has also been implicated as a cardiovascular...
More on Handheld Infrared Thermometers
In the May 1997 issue of the Journal, we introduced our first handheld infrared thermometer (IRT). The Raytek[R] Raynger (ST Series, Model RAYST2X) featured an 8-to-1 distance-to-spot ratio. With neither a laser-aiming device nor minimum/maximum temperature-reading...
NEHA Deals a Winning Hand: 1998 AEC and Exhibition, Las, Vegas, Nevada
Introduction Wow, what a conference and exhibition! With 172 speakers and approximately 1,700 attendees, NEHRs 1998 Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition (AEC) exceeded all previous records for quality and attendance. Throughout the conference,...
Pet Reptiles and Salmonella
Until recently, the only reptiles widely associated with outbreaks of salmonellosis among human beings were turtles: the baby red-eared sliders that were briefly popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. FDA, acting under the advice of the Centers for...
Successful NC PETE Annual Conference in St. Louis, May 13-16
Thanks to all who presented and participated in North Central Partnership for Environmental Education's (NC PETE) 6th Annual Conference, Best Practices in Environmental Technology and Pollution Prevention Education and Training. You have again made historic...
Tribal Perspectives in Natural Resource Management and Environment Technology Curricula
More students than ever before are choosing to advance their education by attending community colleges, with some selecting programs in environmental science and technology To address the needs of these students, the National Science Foundation (NSF)...
Walter F. Snyder - the Legacy of a Leader in Environmental Health
A personal reflection: It was truly an honor to be recognized at the NEHA Annual Educational Conference in Las Vegas as the recipient of the Walter E Snyder Award. The Snyder Award, established by NSF International and cosponsored by NEHA, is one of...
What's a Mentor, Who's a Mentor?
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 Journal...