The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled an addition to its EHS website: resources organized by essential services. The CDC says it’s a place to find tools to help your program fill performance gaps and contribute to larger performance improvement efforts such as voluntary public health accreditation.
Three years into the CDC’s Tips ad campaign, the public service announcements are still motivating smokers to quit, according to survey results are published in the March 24 release of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
While disease outbreaks among cruise ship passengers have made the news with apparent frequency in recent years, if you’re planning a cruise, you may be relieved to know that the rate of acute gastroenteritis on those sea-going luxury liners actually decreased among passengers from 27.2 cases per 100,000 travel days in 2008 to 22.3 in 2014.
Thick smog continued to engulf China’s largest cities on December 26, 2015, just a day after authorities canceled more than 200 flights from Beijing due to limited visibility. Children and elderly were also warned to avoid outdoor activities as officials raised the air pollution alert in Beijing to orange, the second-highest on the city’s four-grade scale, on Christmas.
A report published by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that inhalation of nanomaterials is the exposure route that provides the most significant health effects to consumers and others.
The number of cancer survivors — people who live after a cancer diagnosis — is expected to grow substantially over the next few decades as the U.S. population ages and as early detection methods and treatments continue to improve.
Advocacy group says it will weaken inspections of imports
November 20, 2015
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would “undermine U.S. food safety standards and prevent commonsense food labeling,” according to Food & Water Watch, an advocacy group that promotes food safety and clean water.
Legionnaires’ disease bacterium can thrive in homes, hospitals and hotels
August 10, 2015
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) announces the release of its new guideline on Legionella titled Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems. This technical document for industry professionals is an expansion of information provided in AIHA’s publication, Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples, 2nd edition.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) is using a major new television, radio, print, and online advertising campaign to urge the Obama administration to keep the current ozone standards rather than implementing new ones.