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. 76, No. 3, October

2013 Environmental 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...
2013 Mangold Award Recipient: Capt Michael E. Herring, MPH, REHS, United States Public Health Service
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NEHA is proud to present the 2013 Walter S. Mangold Award, its highest honor, to Captain Michael E. Herring, MPH, REHS. CAPT Herring has exhibited the highest levels of dedication, leadership, professionalism, and expertise...
2013 Walter F. Snyder Award Recipient: Vincent J. Radke, MPH, RS, CP-FS, DAAS, CPH
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NSF International and NEHA presented the prestigious Walter F. Snyder Award to Vincent J. Radke, MPH, RS, CP-FS, DAAS, CPH, at the 2013 AEC in Washington, DC. The award, given in honor of NSF International's cofounder and...
An AEC Not to Be Missed! (A Sneak Peek at the 2014 AEC)
What follows is one of my rare attempts to write a "Less is More" column! By saying little, I hope that the significance of what I am saying becomes larger! Next year, NEHA will convene its 78th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition...
Awards & Honors
Walter S. Mangold Award NEHA's highest honor, the Walter S. Mangold Award--given for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the environmental health profession--was presented this year to CAPT Michael Herring. Please see the accompanying...
By 2030 over 50% of Colleges Will Collapse: Part 1
Editor's Note: Significant and fast-paced change is occurring across society in general and our profession in particular. With so much confusion in the air, NEHA is looking for a way to help our profession better understand what the future is likely...
Culture Shift: Strengthening the Role of Environmental Health in Public Health Performance Improvement Efforts
Editor's Note: NEHA strives to provide up-to-date and relevant information on environmental health and to build partnerships in the profession. In pursuit of these goals, we feature a column from the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) of the...
Exhibitors
AbTech Industries, Inc. www.abtechindustries.com Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. www.ads-pipe.com American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) www.sanitarians.org American Chemistry Council www.americanchemistry.com American Public...
Featured Article Quiz #2: Mexican-American Children's Perspectives: Neighborhood Characteristics and Physical Activity in Texas-Mexico Border Colonias
Available to those holding an Individual NEHA membership 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...
Mexican-American Children's Perspectives: Neighborhood Characteristics and Physical Activity in Texas-Mexico Border Colonias
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Physical activity (PA) is associated with optimal metabolic function, improved motor skills, increased fitness levels, and beneficial changes in body composition in young children (Barbeau, 2007; Hills, King,...
Moving Forward through Collaboration, Coordination, and Communication
We are off to a running start following our 77th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition in Washington, DC, this year. It was a pleasure to meet many of you in person and hear the overwhelmingly positive response regarding the quality...
Multilevel Analysis of Childhood Nonviral Gastroenteritis Associated with Environmental Risk Factors in Quebec, 1999-2006
Introduction Infectious gastroenteritis is a frequent cause of morbidity in young children. Studies from North America and elsewhere indicate that each year between 1.2 and 2.5 episodes occur of gastroenteritis per child under five years of age...
NEHA Convenes in the Nation's Capital
What better place to focus on policy involvement than in our nation's capital of Washington, DC? Approximately 20% of the training and educational sessions at NEHA's 77th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition, July 9-11, 2013, discussed...
New Perspectives on Environmental Health: The Approval of New Definitions
NEHA recently approved newly revised definitions of the terms "environmental health" and "environmental health professional" at the July 2013 board of directors meeting in Crystal City, Virginia. The approval was the culmination of a year-long process...
Physical Conditions of a House and Their Effects on Measured Radon Levels: Data from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, 2010-2011
Introduction The dangers of radon gas have been a concern since epidemiologic studies indicated an increased rate of lung cancer in high-exposure occupational settings (Al-Zoughool & Krewski, 2009). Studies have also shown an association between...
Policy Involvement
As mentioned, a focused exploration into the facet of policy involvement took place at the 2013 AEC. Along with approximately 20% of the training and educational sessions covering the impacts of policy making and how it may affect environmental health...
Residential Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Risks: Correlates of Observed CO Alarm Use in Urban Households
Introduction Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a significant yet preventable public health problem that is only recently gaining the necessary attention of public health and safety officials and policy makers. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that...
Silent Auction
This year's Silent Auction was another success! Forty-five items made their way to the tables from our very generous NEHA members, affiliates, exhibitors, and sponsors. The $4,041.68 that was raised from this event will go to NEHA's 2014 AEC speaker...
Special Listing
The board of directors includes NEHA's nationally elected officers and regional vice presidents. Affiliate presidents (or appointed representatives) comprise the Affiliate Presidents Council. Technical advisors, the executive director, and all past...
Special NEHA Members
Sustaining Members Albuquerque Environmental Health Department lstoller@cabq.gov Allegheny County Health Department Steve Steingart www.county.allegheny.pa.us American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) Gary P. Noonan www.sanitarians.org...
The Emergency Response Program at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Editor's Note: As part of our continuing effort to highlight innovative approaches to improving the health and environment of communities, the Journal is pleased to publish a bimonthly column from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry...
Training and Education
Training and education are the most important reasons why people choose to attend the AEC. This year's agenda included over 180 presentations and 275 presenters; preconference workshops on the Model Aquatic Health Code, conflict analysis and resolution,...
Virtual AEC
NEHA was pleased to again offer the Virtual AEC to attendees and to those who were not able to make it to the AEC in Washington, DC. With current budget cuts and demanding workloads NEHA understands that it is difficult for some environmental health...