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. 65, No. 3, October

Affiliate Annual Educational Conferences. (President's Message)
In the course of my employment at Underwriters Laboratories and the years of my involvement with NEHA as a regional vice president and national officer, I have had the opportunity to attend many affiliate annual educational conferences. I have also...
Alternative to Pork Factory Farms Garners Support. (EH Update)
The Problem The environmental and humanitarian problems associated with industrial livestock operations are causing growing concern. Factory farms have largely replaced traditional family farms; over the past 15 years, the number of hogs raised...
Calendar
Upcoming NEHA Conferences Jun 8-11, 2003: Reno Hilton, Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada May 7-12, 2004: Captain Cook and Marriott Hotels, Anchorage, Alaska Jun 24-29, 2005: Providence, Rhode Island Jun 2006 [dates to be announced]: San Antonio,...
Disaster Preparedness and the Risky Future. (Learning from Experience)
As we have been harshly reminded, it is part of our jobs as environmental health professionals to be prepared for any attacks that might put American citizens' health and safety at risk. We are not living in a safe world anymore, and, needless to...
Featured Article Quiz #2: "Is Contaminated Groundwater an Important Cause of Viral Gastroenteritis in the United States?". (JEH Quiz)
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...
Federalism: How the Principle Works on State and Local Levels. (Legal Briefs)
Federalism is the horizontal division of governmental power between the federal government and state governments. There is, however, a supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution, Article VI, which provides that the Constitution and properly enacted...
Fluoride Overfeed at a Well Site near an Elementary School in Michigan. (Features)
Introduction A fluoride overfeed occurred on Wednesday, July 3, 1991, at a well site near an elementary school in Portage, a suburb of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The incident was reported to the Michigan Department of Public Health on July 5, 1991,...
Fluoride Overfeed at a Well Site near an Elementary School in Michigan. (Practical Stuff!)
* Fluoride is a normal constituent of all diets and an essential nutrient. * Several studies have clearly established a causal relationship between the use of fluoridated water and the prevention of dental cavities. * Fluoride concentration...
Four Students Receive NEHA/AAS-Sponsored Scholarships. (NEHA News)
The Scholarship Committee has successfully completed its work for 2002 and has chosen some outstanding students to receive the graduate and undergraduate scholarships. There are one $2000-graduate-scholarship and three $1000-undergraduate-scholarship...
Is Contaminated Groundwater an Important Cause of Viral Gastroenteritis in the United States? (Features)
Introduction Groundwater may be subjected to fecal contamination from a variety of sources, including effluents of sewage treatment plants; discharges from onsite septic-waste treatment; runoff from urban, agricultural, and natural lands; and...
NEHA's 2002 Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Special Report)
Introduction The 66th NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) was a great success. It was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 30 to July 3, 2002, returning to NEHA Region 4 (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)...
Renaming Ourselves: The Process Is as Important as the Result! (Managing Editor's Desk)
"If NEHA abandons the R.S. name, then I'm outta here." I was sitting at a table pouring through countless notes and hastily eating my breakfast. The day ahead of me was just a blur of one meeting after another. I was deep in thought, making my...
Tools for Environmental Health
Please direct specific questions to: Tools for EH, NEHA, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 970-S, Denver, CO 80246 This article is provided by NEHA for informational purposes only. It is designed to better inform our members about topical and relevant...
Use of Disinfectants and Sanitizers in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems. (Technical Briefs)
Technical Briefs presents short but information-packed items on a variety of field-related topics in environmental health. The information this month is provided courtesy of two sister corporations that specialize in environmental health laboratory...
Water Fluoridation Debate. (EH Update)
Most water systems in the United States add fluoride to their treated water. Increasingly, though, the practice is being challenged. Two researchers at the University of Toronto have questioned the benefits of fluoridation. In an article in the...