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. 66, No. 7, March

Accredited EH Science and Protection Programs
The following universities and colleges offer accredited environmental health science and protection programs for undergraduate degrees. For more information, please contact the schools directly or the National Environmental Health Science and Protection...
A Couple of Items of Unusual Interest
Alaska The clock is ticking.... The opportunity of a lifetime to visit "the last frontier" is but a couple of months away. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As many Journal readers know by now, NEHA will be celebrating its 68th annual conference from...
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks: Where Is the Link?
Introduction Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in women. In the United States, female invasive breast cancer occurred between 1994 and 1998 at the rate of approximately 118 per 100,000 women (American Cancer Society,...
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks: Where Is the Link?
* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in women. * In the United States, between 1994 and 1998, female invasive breast cancer occurred at the rate of approximately 118 per 100,000 women. * Incidence rates increased...
Certification Review Courses & Exams: Take Your Career to Another Level!
Earning one of NEHA's premier certifications assures potential and current employers, your fellow workers and those you serve that you have the qualifications required to do the job! These review courses help you to focus your efforts and learn the...
Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs in Wisconsin
"Criminal charges are expected today against a Menasha man suspected of operating a methamphetamine production lab in his ... home." (Collar, 2003) "It was an anonymous tip that led drug investigators to a house in Little Chute where a meth...
Continue Your Education in the Exhibit Hall!
Sunday 6-9pm Monday 8-12noon & 3-5pm NEHA's exhibition is so educational that credentialed attendees receive two (2) continuing education credits for visiting the exhibit hall. Each year, over 100 exhibitors display their products, services,...
Cryptosporidiosis: A Brief Literature Review and Update regarding Cryptosporidium in Feces of Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis)
Introduction Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite, is an important cause of the human enteric disease cryptosporidiosis. The disease is among the most common causes of diarrhea in patients with AIDS in the United States (Juranek, 1995). In recent...
Cryptosporidiosis: A Brief Literature Review and Update regarding Cryptosporidium in Feces of Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis)
* In recent years, laboratory-confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis have become increasingly evident in the United States. * Nevertheless, cryptosporidiosis may be under-diagnosed and under-reported. * In a 1999 nationwide survey of clinical laboratories,...
Featured Article Quiz #5; "Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks: Where Is the Link?"
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...
Fly Your Companion with You to the Conference for Only $50!
In searching for reasonable travel options to help those planning to come to the conference, NEHA has found a special opportunity. When you apply and are approved for the Alaska Airlines Visa Platinum card, you receive a $50 companion certificate with...
Food Safe Schools Program
NEHA's Food Safe Schools Program, part of the National Coalition for Food Safe Schools (NCFSS) (www.foodsafeschools.org/), is dedicated to improving the health, education, and well-being of young people. NCFSS is a work group of representatives from...
Food Safety and Protection Education
Objectives: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After attending these sessions, you will be able to: * institute new, cutting-edge training techniques in food safety education for food inspectors and workers * analyze innovative food safety programs...
Food Safety Programs-An Improved Model for Media Relations
"If it bleeds, it leads." This journalistic adage applies not only to homicides and car wrecks, but also to reporting about food safety programs. It is common to see in magazines or television shows investigative reports critiquing food safety programs....
General Environmental Health Educational Program
Ambient Air Quality Monday, May 10 1:30pm-2:20pm Study of Trends in Attitudes and Behaviors to Air Pollution-related Knowledge Joan Rohlfs, M.S., Chief, Air Quality Planning, Metropolitan Washington D.C. Council of Governments, Washington,...
Keynote Addresses
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, Joseph Henderson served as the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, helping to coordinate CDC's...
Library Corner
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks: Where Is the Link? Further explore several of the environmental agents discussed in the article with the following books: Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment: Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment...
NEHA Introduces Two New Staff Members
Editor's note: Over the years, we have been featuring individual NEHA staff members in NEHA News so that you can get to know us a little better. This month, we highlight the staff members behind extensions 306 and 310--Peggy Whitt and Susan Jerles....
Onsite Wastewater Systems Education
Objectives: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After attending these sessions, you will be able to: * evaluate the latest technological advances in onsite wastewater systems (OSWS) * identify successful examples of community onsite management programs...
Plastic-Coated, Shatterproof T5 Fluorescent Lamps
Shat-R-Shield T5 lamps maintain 95 percent of their original light output during their rated life, whereas standard T8 lamps maintain 85 percent. The addition of a tough, clear Shat-R-Kote plastic coating reduces the lumen output of our T5 lamps by...
Pre-Conference Workshops
"Epi-Ready" Foodborne Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Training Workshop Friday & Saturday, May 7 & 8 (8:30am-5:00pm) Recently unveiled to acclaim in Atlanta, the Epi-Ready Workshop teaches passive surveillance, outbreak determination,...
Quick Detection of Airborne Bioterrorism Pathogens
In most cases, the prognosis for victims of a bioterrorism attack depends on how quickly antibiotics, vaccines, or other medical treatment can be administered. For example, the survival rate from exposure to the anthrax bacterium is high when antibiotic...
Read All about It!
On the wall in my office is a copy of the campaign letter I wrote to the NEHA membership when I ran for second vice president four years ago. It says: "My vision is ... to have an active and open communication with NEHA members." I try to look at this...
Sampling for Clandestine Drugs after Remediation
The production of illegal drugs, a growing problem in the United States, has been developing into a crisis for law enforcement all over the country. In 2002, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported that meth lab raids were on the rise, with approximately...
Special Listing
The Board of Directors includes NEHA's nationally elected officers and regional vice presidents. Affiliate presidents (or appointed representatives) comprise the Council of Delegates. Technical section chairpersons, the executive director and all past...
Special NEHA Members
Sustaining Members Access Business Group, LLC 7575 E. Fulton Rd. Ada, MI 49355-0001 Raymond G. Jaglowski Advanced Drainage Systems 4640 Truman Road Hilliard, OH 43026 Bryan Chriske AEHAP (Assn. of Env. Health Academic Prgms.)...
Statutory Presumption, More on Statutes of Limitations, and the Concept of "Closely Regulated Industries"
Onsite sewage disposal systems occasionally fail, or they may be dangerous because of their location. A sewage system failure may present a contact danger for adults and children, create a breeding place for flies and mosquitoes, cause odors, or result...
Support the NEHA Endowment Foundation
The NEHA Endowment Foundation was established to enable NEHA to do more for the environmental health profession than its annual budget might allow. Special projects and programs supported by the foundation will be carried out for the sole purpose of...
Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Education
Objectives: [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After attending these sessions, you will be able to: * evaluate examples of written emergency response plans * foster relationships and coordination between all agencies involved in emergency preparedness,...
Thank You for Supporting the NEHA/AAS Scholarship Fund
John A. Steward, R.E.H.S. Atlanta, GA (4/03) Vincent J. Radke, M.P.H., R.E.H.S. Atlanta, GA (4/03) James D. Nelson, Jr. Tampa, FL (5/03) Mark B. Stevens Logan UT (5/03) Marian Balster Los Altos (5/03) Richard L. Roberts,...
U.S. Cancer Incidence: Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Are Most Common
Released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Cancer Statistics: 2000 Incidence is the most comprehensive federal report available on state-specific cancer incidence rates. It includes data from 41 states, six metropolitan areas,...