Risk of unexplained symptoms higher than in Iraq/Afghanistan vets
July 26, 2016
Veterans of the Gulf War are more than twice as likely to have medically unexplained symptoms known as "multisymptom illness" (MSI), compared to Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, according to an updated research review in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
Federal safety and health investigators found Altamont Ambulance Service Inc. failed to follow specific guidelines to protect emergency healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other hazards while providing patient care.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus disease and adverse health outcomes that can result from Zika infection, including the serious birth defect microcephaly.
In a report released on corrosion inside diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs), the EPA found moderate or severe corrosion that could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass underground tank systems.
According to the International Labour Organization, globally, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational injury or work-related diseases every day – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. This has a tremendous impact on the global community- individuals, families, and employers.
Excessive heat warnings have been issued for portions of 21 states, with temperatures expected to reach 115 degrees in some places. Thermometers in Pierre, South Dakota registered 105 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.