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. 73, No. 1, July-August

Communication as an Essential Component of Environmental Health Science
The science of health communication is becoming as central to the field of environmental health as the science of epidemiology. Within the 21st century, such events as Hurricane Katrina, H1N1 influenza, and concerns about chemical exposure in imported...
Does Cosmic Weather Affect Infant Mortality Rate?
Introduction Galactic cosmic rays are highly energetic particles, originating from unknown sources outside our solar system and hitting the Earth's surface at an extremely high speed. Although the atmosphere shields the Earth's surface from cosmic...
Introduction to "The" Keith 101
For my first "President's Message" as I begin my term leading this outstanding organization, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself by sharing my background, what you might expect of my leadership, and NEHAs course in the coming year....
JEH Quiz
FEATURED ARTICLE QUIZ #1 The Kansas City, Missouri, Ground Level Ozone (GLO) Project: A Community-Based Air pollution Field Experiment * Quiz deadline: October 1, 2010 1. Ground level ozone is formed by photochemical reactions involving volatile...
Reduced [PM.Sub.2.5] in Trujillo, Peru, on El Dia Sin Autos ("the Day without Cars")
Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.5 billion urban dwellers live in areas with levels of outdoor air pollution above the maximum recommended limits (World Health Organization [WHO], 1999). Air pollution, a variety...
State Legislatures Prepare to Address Environmental Public Health Issues in 2010 Legislative Sessions
At the halfway point in the 2010 legislative sessions, states legislatures have again addressed a number of important environmental public health issues. From restricting the spraying of pesticides near schools to encouraging recycling of mercury-filled...
The Kansas City, Missouri, Ground-Level Ozone (GLO) Project: A Community-Based Air Pollution Field Experiment
Introduction Ground-level ozone (GLO) is a secondary air pollutant formed by photochemical reactions involving oxides of nitrogen (N[O.sub.x]) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mainly hydrocarbons. Sources of nitrogen dioxide (N[O.sub.2]) and...
The Quest to Be Relevant and the Results of Our Efforts: Part 1-The Background to Why Relevance Is the Central Driver to the NEHA Story
Years ago, a concept embedded itself into my thinking. It has been a constant reference point for me ever since. This concept has helped me to understand how life itself works. The central idea within this concept is that life is ever changing....