There are different kinds of pollution — water, land, and air, for example — and it’s time that people on this planet start leveraging green technology and treating them as real issues. But those types of pollution often come from the work we do, and the environment itself is dangerous to workers.
Experts say that more than a decade of research — including two new studies out of California, and one on a Texas community — has made it clear that current setback distances, in states where they exist, are inadequate to protect public health. Now, political pressure to push oil and gas wells about half a mile from homes and other buildings is peaking across the country, over industry alarm that such measures could amount to a de facto ban on drilling.
In an op-ed article featured in the French daily newspaper Le Monde on November 30, some 100 scientists condemn the strategies employed by the chemicals industry in order to influence European Union (EU) legislation on endocrine disruptors.
Environmental health practitioners may perform critical functions during emergency response and recovery, such as conducting shelter assessments, testing drinking water supplies, performing food safety inspections, and controlling disease-causing vectors.
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.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has issued recommendations to prevent lead poisoning among children in developing nations, based on a case study of lead contamination conditions in several countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia.
The conference will take place September 28-October 2 in Miami, Florida
March 6, 2013
The AIHA Fall Conference 2013 offers top-ranked Professional Development Courses; peer-reviewed poster sessions; cutting-edge platform sessions; interactive discussions with experts in the field, technical tours and an opportunity to earn cm/ceu/coc credits.