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. 4, November

Abstracts for Scientific Articles. (Writing Professionally)
Scientists and other technical researchers must prepare summaries, or "abstracts," of their work for a variety of purposes, most notably as nutshell renditions of journal articles. Besides writing abstracts for articles submitted for publication,...
A Handy and Useful Radiation Monitor. (Tools for Environmental Health)
Every once in a while, we buy a piece of equipment for no other reason than anticipation that we might use it for some application in the future. So it was when we purchased a Radiation Alert[R] Monitor 5, manufactured by S.E. International, Inc....
A Mosquito Repellent from Tomatoes-The Alternative to DEET? (EH Update)
Dr. Michael Roe of North Carolina State University has discovered that a substance produced by tomatoes repels mosquitoes and other insects more effectively than DEET-and is safer. DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) was developed by the U.S. ...
Are You Up to the Challenge? (President's Message)
I heard a statistic a while back that really concerns me. It had to do with the students enrolled in environmental programs at universities. The statistic is that overall enrollment in environmental health programs is down over 30 percent from what...
Consensus-Based Standards Development Processes-Serving the Needs of the Environment and Public-Health Community. (Guest Commentary)
Make no mistake about it-- standards are important! Standards play an important role in protecting public safety, setting benchmarks, and establishing consistency in product evaluation. Standards also are a means of communicating procedures and...
Controlling Moisture in Buildings. (Technical Briefs)
Technical Briefs presents short but information-pached 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...
Imagine No Restrictions on Fossil-Fuel Usage and No Global Warming! (EH Update)
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory are studying a simple, cost-effective method of extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air. The method could allow sustained use of fossil fuels without global climate...
Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Daycare Facilities with Carbon Dioxide Temperature, and Humidity as Indicators. (Features)
Introduction Today, over 50 percent of mothers whose youngest children are under the age of six are in the workplace (Hofferth & Phillips, 1987; Strauman-Raymond, Lie, & Kempf-Berkesth, 1993). A large number of American children are being...
Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Daycare Facilities with Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, and Humidity as Indicators. (Practical Stuff)
* Ventilation is inadequate in many daycare services, especially those built in the 1970s. * Common indoor air pollutants are -- gases and vapors such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide ([CO.sub.2]), formaldehyde (HCHO), other volatile...
Lawsuits versus Regulations and Penalties: Implications for Health Departments. (Legal Briefs)
Have you ever encountered a belligerent restaurant operator who refused to correct deficiencies? What did you do after your best effort to explain the scientific and sanitary principles of food safety were rebuffed? Did you appeal to the opertor's...
News from the International Federation of Environmental Health. (NEHA News)
Environmental health professionals from 24 countries attended the International Federation of Environmental Health's (IFEH's) Seventh World Congress on Environmental Health in San Diego, May 20-24, 2002. The World Congress was held in conjunction...
Potential Salmonella Transmission from Ornamental Fountains. (Features)
Introduction At different levels of frequency and severity, both developed and underdeveloped countries are still affected by outbreaks and individual cases of waterborne diseases. In the United States between 1986 and 1988, 50 outbreaks and...
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...
The Art of Position Taking. (Managing Editor's Desk)
I have written on a number of occasions about the effort that NEHA makes both to take public-policy positions and to influence public-policy making. Within the limits of our resources and the constraints of our IRS tax status, our association has...