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    • Poisoned: A dying bald eagle and its healers fight for a second chance.
      Winged Warnings Part 5. The bittersweet tale of a lead-poisoned bald eagle in Wyoming is a story about resilience – of birds and their healers.
    • In plastics and cans, a threat to women.
      Scientists have discovered adverse effects by bisphenol A across an increasingly broad range of mammals. The accumulating research fuels concern among scientists that childhood exposure to BPA may contribute to female infertility, and that adult exposure may result in a shorter reproductive life span.
    • The couch cleanse.
      Distorted science. Fabricated watchdog groups. False testimonies. Decades of public deception. And so it is with the story of how, over the course of nearly 40 years, flame retardant substances ended up in nearly every piece of furniture, every electronic, every household ware and article of clothing in the U.S.
    • Chemical industry fights for flame retardants.
      As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home.
    • New study shows gas workers could be exposed to dangerous levels of benzene.
      A new study out this month reveals unconventional oil and natural gas workers could be exposed to dangerous levels of benzene, putting them at a higher risk for blood cancers like leukemia. Benzene is a known carcinogen that is present in fracking flowback water.
    • 10 years on, India to be mercury-free.
      Mercury — considered highly toxic but used extensively in healthcare products, lighting and for religious purposes — will be phased out in India in the next six to 10 years.
    • The night I feared I’d lose my leg.
      For years, I’ve been telling people when they ask that it’s generally safe to swim in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Just make sure you don’t have any open cuts, I say, and you’ll be OK. At least that’s what I used to say — until I got an infection of my own.
    • ‘Urgency of climate change’ to debut as legal defense.
      As protests go, Ken Ward’s and Jay O’Hara’s daylong blockade of a coal delivery was low-key. There were no kerfuffles and nobody was arrested - the men learned of criminal charges later by mail. But the duo’s trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 8, is shaping up as a high-profile affair.
    • Lack of toilets blights lives of 2.5 billion people, UN chief warns.
      The world’s lack of progress in building toilets and ending open defecation is having a "staggering" effect on the health, safety, education, prosperity and dignity of 2.5 billion people, the UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, has warned.
    • China faces looming health crisis, warn experts.
      China’s rapid development has created a “time bomb” of health problems arising from choking smog, reckless driving, widespread smoking, growing obesity and ignorance about mental illness, a new report warns.
    • Temperature hiatus periods to become a 'thing of the past.'
      The momentum of global warming caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases is likely to overwhelm natural cooling processes within decades, Australian researchers found. "Hiatuses" - such as the one stalling global warming for the past 15 years - are unlikely as emissions continue.
    • Large dams "highly correlated" with poor water quality.
      Large-scale dams are likely having a detrimental impact on water quality and biodiversity around the world, according to a new study that tracks and correlates data from thousands of projects.
    • Burning Man goes green to leave desert clean.
      Burning Man, the mass celebration of self-expression, espouses a "leave no trace" ethic that manages to live up to its environmental promise, according to event supporters and skeptics. And with heightened concerns about climate change, festival organizers have taken steps to try to limit the event's carbon footprint.
    • Pennsylvania releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling.
      Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 243 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators to have contaminated private drinking water wells.
    • Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
      In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana's coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.
    • Doctors want to see a drop in radioactivity.
      It was a central theme at this year's world congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - the consequences of nuclear testing.
    • California’s drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like.
      A new study says that California’s drought is so severe it’s causing the ground to rise. What happens when 63 trillion gallons of water disappear?
    • Malaria mines of Venezuela.
      Venezuela used to be a world leader in managing malaria, but is now the only country in Latin America where incidence of the disease is increasing, with most cases last year in Sifontes, a tiny region where gold mining is booming – where workers drill for gold in mosquito-friendly standing water and healthcare is scarce.
    • Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water supply.
      Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply.
    • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000.
      The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

School Nutrition Improvement in Primary and Secondary Schools

This presentation focuses on the roles schools and parents play in children being overweight and ways they can help to improve children’s eating habits. Also, I have included examples of ways to help children eat healthier.

Please click the link below to view this presentation. All questions and comments are welcome.

APP9WashingtonL

LaChaunta Washington

PUBH 6165-5

Walden University

Protecting Against Salmonella Poisoning

This presentation focuses on providing information to the general public regarding how to protect against salmonella poisoning, with specific focus on individuals who prepare food for themselves and others.

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I hope that the information is helpful.  If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so below.

Thank you.

Alyssa O

PUBH 6165, Environmental Health

Walden University

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