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    • Loaded with lead: How gun ranges poison workers and shooters (Part 2 of 3).
      An invisible assailant had invaded the bodies of Manny Romo, a 34-year-old ironworker, and his two kids, attacking their bones, brains and nerves. They were contaminated with lead. And it came from an unexpected place. Romo brought lead home from his construction work at a gun range, unwittingly poisoning his daughter, Serenity. Part 2 of 3.
    • Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution.
      Here, on one of the Netherlands’ northernmost islands, windswept Texel, surrounded by encroaching ocean and salt marshes that seep sea water under its dykes and into ditches and canals, an enterprising farmer has taken the radical step of embracing salt water instead of fighting to keep it out. And now he thinks he might just help feed the world.
    • Study seeks to track asbestos legacy in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
      Although the last asbestos factory in Ambler closed decades ago, the piles of asbestos waste have remained in what are now two Superfund sites. Now researchers are studying those in the community and their risk for mesothelioma.
    • Chronic wasting disease threatens Canadian agriculture, Alberta MLA says.
      There is growing concern about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Alberta and what it could mean for Canada's agricultural industry. While mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease affect cattle and humans, chronic wasting disease affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer.
    • Runners choke to finish contaminated Beijing Marathon.
      Thousands of runners have battled thick smog to take part in the Beijing Marathon. Some athletes donned masks as air pollution soared toward 14 times the maximum recommended level.
    • The Kissimmee: a river recurved.
      It sounds almost superhuman to try straighten a river and then recarve the curves, but that's what federal and state officials did to the Kissimmee River in central Florida.
    • Struggle against extinction: The pictures that capture the story.
      Some animals, which appeared to be doing well, have plummeted towards extinction. Others, which seemed to be doomed, have bounced back.
    • Bangladesh: 60,000 students suffering from drinking water crisis.
      About 60,000 students of 146 institutions in Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj district have been suffering from fresh water crisis due to arsenic contamination in groundwater.
    • The element that causes arguments.
      When Otto Hahn first discovered in 1938 the astonishing amounts of energy that could be released by splitting a single uranium atom, he opened the way to a potentially unlimited source of electricity, but also to the atomic bomb. Today, the element's potential poses a new conundrum – one that has split environmentalists right down the middle.
    • Despite China’s improved energy efficiency, rapid growth is still leading to increased CO2 emissions.
      China is pledging to cut the carbon intensity of its economy nearly in half by the end of the decade by becoming more energy efficient. Though this may sound promising, it doesn’t mean China will reduce its carbon emissions — in fact, quite the opposite.
    • Could desalination solve California’s water problem?
      Along this patch of the Pacific Ocean, welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past.
    • Road to a mess.
      Road transport is the backbone of Pakistan’s transport system. But excessive reliance on road transport is causing increased congestion, degradation of air quality and a dramatic increase in GHG emissions.
    • Scientists refute lower emissions claim for fracking.
      As advanced technology triggers the boom in extraction of natural gas, a new study warns that market forces mean the cheaper fossil fuel could replace not just coal, but also low-emission renewable and nuclear energy.
    • Under Scott, Florida's DEP undergoes drastic change.
      Gov. Rick Scott, running for re-election, has promised that in his second term he would be the greenest governor Florida has ever seen. But former employees say in his first term, Scott made wrenching, drastic changes in the agency that's supposed to protect the state's environment.
    • Pacific islanders on canoes blockade Australia coal export terminal.
      Environmental activists teamed up with Pacific islanders in eastern Australia on Friday in an attempt to block the world's largest coal export terminal by forming a blockade of canoes, surfboards and kayaks.
    • Candidates’ frustrations on display in final Maryland gubernatorial debate.
      The two leading candidates for governor in Maryland appeared to grow exasperated with each other at several points during an hour-long face-off, as they highlighted differences in their approaches to educational disparities, transportation investments and fracking.
    • Crude oil spills into Caddo bayou, kills wildlife.
      A major crude oil spill discovered near here Monday that stopped just shy of Caddo Lake has already killed dozens of fish and some reptiles and will keep cleanup crews and regulatory agencies on site likely for months to come.
    • Boulder's bee-safe boosters targeting businesses for no 'neonics' pledge.
      Bee Safe Boulder is trying to convince every business in Boulder County that sells plants and/or gardening-related products to sign a pledge to stop selling neonicotinoids and plants that have been treated with neonicotinoids.
    • Life in quarantine for Ebola exposure: 21 days of fear and loathing.
      As the Ebola scare spreads from Texas to Ohio and beyond, the number of people who have locked themselves away — some under government orders, others voluntarily — has grown well beyond those who lived with and cared for the first US victim before his death on Oct. 8.
    • The Ebola conspiracy theories.
      The spread of Ebola from western Africa to suburban Texas has brought with it another strain of contagion: conspiracy theories. Is it a bioweapon designed by the United States military to depopulate the planet. Was it patented by the CDC?

Why Recyle?

Hello everyone, my name is Tonya Herring and I posed the question, “why recycle” in hopes that by the end of my presentation you will be galvanized to be a part of the solution and contribute your efforts to saving our planet.  This presentation is purposed to educate the country at large to include; private citizens, governments, and organizations on why we should collaboratively endeavor to recycle; and make a difference in global warming, air and water pollution, conservation, and energy preservation.   Also, not only does recycling create a salubrious environment, it is a driver of job creation and economic activity.

Drink to Your Health

This presentation focuses on efforts to increase the participation rate of choosing tap water as the drinking water choice.  This presentation is directed to adults in the general population.

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

Click here to view presentation. Drink to Your Health

Thank you.

Rhonda J Noriega

PUBH 8165-2, Environmental Health

Walden University

Say No to the Plastic Bottle

The purpose of this presentation is to increase your knowledge of the environmental health factors which surround the plastic container used for bottled water.  Most Ivy League schools have already begun the process of banning bottled water on their campuses.  I will share with you some key facts about what bottled water does to our ability to manage plastic waste; how plastic influences the taste of water especially if it gets hot (when plastic heats up it emits toxins into the water); and also talk about some of the myths surrounding tap water not tasting good or being unsafe.

I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions or care to leave a comment, please do below. Thank you. Please click here to view the presentation:Say No To the Bottle

Cheryl Lassiter-Edwards, LCSW, PhD Candidate

PUBH 8165-1 Environmental Health

Walden University

Eliminating Food Deserts in Georgia’s Urban Communities.

Eliminating Food Deserts in Georgia’s Urban Communities

Asthma and your premature baby

This presentation focuses on reducing the asthma triggers and attacks which increase hospital admission rates among premature infants. This is an educational tool meant to empower parents of premature infants. The presentation is geared towards the parents of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit in Chicago who are preparing for taking their infants home.

Please click here to view presentation

Julie Grutzmacher

Walden University

PUBH 6165-2

Environmental Health (PUBH – 8165 – 1) West Nile Virus PPT

West Nile Virus



Hello, I created this educational PPT in order to update Oklahoma Creek County public health nurses  on some of the latest information and statistics  on West Nile Virus. It is important for public health nurses to have this information as they are in a position to identfy high risk geographical areas for mosquito breeding, educate the public of preventitive measures, and to recommend further resources and health care referrals as needed.

While my targtet audience was Oklahoma  Creek County public health nurses, this updated West Nile Virus information may be utilized for any target audience or individual wanting to know some of the latest West Nile Virus statistics and public health recommendations.

Thank you!

Rebekah Doyle

Walden University

Ph.D. Public Health Student

Meningitis: A Review for Health Care Professionals

Meningitis:  A Review for Health Care Professionals

This presentation focuses on educating and informing health care professionals of community hospitals and clinics on meningitis.  Background information is reviewed and strategies to prevent and address an infection are discussed.  The presentation is directed to physicians, nurses, technicians,  aides, public health professionals, and any other health care providers that have direct or indirect involvement with meningitis.

Please click here to view presentation.  I hope the information is helpful.  If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so below.  Thank you.


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