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. 71, No. 3, October

2007-2008 State Environmental Public Health Legislation
Editor's note: The NEHA Government Affairs program has a long and productive association with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The organizations have worked together on any number of legislative and policy areas that directly impact...
2008 Walter F. Snyder Award Recipient
NSF International (NSF) and NEHA recently announced that CAPT Craig A. Shepherd, R.S., M.P.H., D.A.A.S., is the recipient of the 2008 Walter F. Snyder Award. CAPT Shepherd was presented the award at NEHA's 72nd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition...
2008 Walter S. Mangold Award Recipient
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is proud to present the 2008 Walter S. Mangold Award, its highest honor, to John M. Barry, Ph.D. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Environmental health professionals in his home state of North Carolina--and...
24-Hour and Traceable [R] 7-Day Controller
Control Company's 24-Hour and Traceable [R] 7-Day Controller units combine a controller and an eight-outlet strip in a single package. Controllers can turn on chemical, water, or air pumps as part of a sampling process; warm up instruments at preset...
72nd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition in Tucson a Huge Success
From June 22 to June 25, 2008, over 1,200 environmental health and protection professionals converged on Tucson, Arizona, for NEHA's 72nd Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition. Attendees were able to take in the beauty and luxury of...
A Review of Enteric Outbreaks in Child Care Centers: Effective Infection Control Recommendations
Introduction Mothers working outside of the home and subsidies for child care have resulted in an increasing demand for child care services. Approximately 25% of children are in daycare situations in North America and other developed regions (Bushnik,...
A Review of Enteric Outbreaks in Child Care Centers: Effective Infection Control Recommendations
* Child care environments facilitate the spread of enteric infections because of diapering, confined spaces, and children's unhygienic habits. * This study reviewed documented outbreaks of enteric illness in daycare centers (DCCs) to identify ...
Arsenic and Bladder Cancer: Observations and Suggestions
Introduction Traditionally, epidemiological studies focused on inorganic arsenic found in drinking water as a well-known risk factor for bladder cancer (Jankovic & Radosavljevic, 2007; Schoen Beck, Sharma, & Dube, 2004). Arsenic, however,...
Arsenic Exposure and Childhood Cancer-A Systematic Review of the Literature
Introduction Arsenic has been shown to cause cancer in human beings via inhalation or ingestion (Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, 2005). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) (National Drinking Water Regulations,...
Awards & Honors
The awards ceremony kicked off to a fast start as the audience was treated to a special and enormously energetic hoop dance performance that was played out by a local Native American family. All in all, twelve different presenters combined to recognize...
Educational Activities
One hundred and seventy-seven sessions in 21 environmental health technical sections; expert speakers from local, state, and federal agencies; academia; private industry; Lecture Hall and Learning Laboratory programs, seven preconference workshops;...
Environmental Health and Land Use Planning: In Search of a Paradigm in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
The Problem "You've literally got smokestack industries across the street or next door to somebody's home," George Schroeder told JEH. "We have industrial property next to and across the street from things like schools and community centers." ...
Estimated Risks of Water and Saliva Contamination by Phthalate Diffusion from Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
Introduction In the 20th century, interest in polymers grew rapidly because of the wide range of applications of polymers in the plastic, rubber, fiber, adhesive, paint, and other industries. Plasticization is one of the most commonly used techniques...
Estimated Risks of Water and Saliva Contamination by Phthalate Diffusion from Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
This department, Practical Stuff! originated from you, our readers. Many of you have expressed to us that one of the main reasons you read the Journal of Environmental Health is to glean practical and useful information for your everyday work-related...
Exhibition
On the evening of Sunday, June 22, the Exhibition & Grand Opening Party opened to a flood of attendees anxious to visit with exhibitors about products, services, and solutions for their environmental health needs. The 2008 exhibition featured nearly...
Featured Article Quiz #2: "Outbreak of Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Neighborhood Interactive Water Fountain-Florida, 2006"
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...
Healthy Housing Inspection Manual Now Available
Editor's note: This month's column features the preface from the newly released CDC/HUD Healthy Housing Inspection Manual. Request your CD-ROM copy of the manual by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or sending an e-mail to cdcinfo@cdc.gov. As always, you comments...
In Defense of Technicians
Editor's note: From time to time, Briefings will present points of view on issues and controversies in the profession. These pieces do not represent official NEHA positions; they are intended to provoke thought and discussion. Readers are encouraged...
Mass Gatherings Health Report
The majority staff of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security has released a report entitled, "Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings." Mass gatherings pose special challenges in terms of management and control, especially...
NEHA Presents Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools 2008 National Symposium
The National Environmental Health Association, in cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), is offering a significant training opportunity for environmental health professionals working in city, county, or state...
NEHA's Strategic Thinking and Why I'm Smiling in Spite of All the Reported "Doom & Gloom"
Even with wars, inflation, recession, surging oil prices, terrorism, and all the other things that could make a person pessimistic, NEHA is a source of good news and optimism. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] We talk about environmental health as being...
Outbreak of Giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Neighborhood Interactive Water Fountain-Florida, 2006
Introduction Exposure to recreational water resulted in more than 18,500 illnesses and 24 deaths in the United States from 1995 to 2004. Recreational water venues include swimming pools, wading pools, spas, waterslides, and interactive water fountains,...
Scrub Club Announced as Finalist for Platinum PR News Award
NSF International announced that the Scrub Club (www.scrubclub.org) is a finalist for the prestigious platinum award from PR News. PR News will announce the winners of the platinum PR Awards in October in New York City. The Scrub Club is a fun,...
Special NEHA Members
Sustaining Members Advanced Drainage Systems David Martin www.ads-pipe.com Allegheny Cnty Health Dept. Mike Diskin, R.S. www.county.allegheny.pa.us/ American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) Gary P Noonan www.sanitarians.org...
Survey Results: How Green Is Your Office?
As the interest in global climate change, sustainability, and the environment increases, more and more organizations are adopting increasingly green practices. NEHA is no exception. So, we wanted to know just how much the green movement is impacting...
The Future of Children's Environmental Health: Coping with Global Warming
At the time of this writing--in June--large swaths of Iowa are under water. Thirty-six thousand people have been evacuated from their homes. Highways are closed. Sewage treatment plants are closed. Residents are being warned to avoid contact with floodwaters...
The World Health Report
The World Health Report, first published in 1995, is the World Health Organization's (WHO's) leading publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a...
Underwriters Laboratories Teams Up with Air Quality Sciences to Certify Products for New Ozone Emission Standards
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader of product safety testing and certification services, announced in August that it will partner with Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS), an indoor air quality solutions provider for healthy indoor environments,...
Worrying about NEHA and the Case for Online Learning
I joked with our board at its meeting in Tucson: I offered that if they really wanted to pin me with a "real-world"-based job title, they should change my title from CEO to CWO (Chief Worrying Officer). On a more serious note, I continued that when...