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    • Would you like flame retardants with that couch?
      For consumers worried about the potential health hazards of upholstered foam furniture treated with flame retardants, options abound. Yet the latest changes in standards, ongoing pushback from the chemical industry and resulting flux in the marketplace are also posing challenges for people shopping for new furniture.
    • Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide.
      Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth. The region covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Hawaii is the first in the agency to ban neonicotinoids.
    • The rivers that run through it: A basin of toxins.
      Blooms of blue-green algae spread across Lake Erie late every summer like a plague of slime, the vivid green coating so thick its soup-like texture can be seen from space. Those who ingest it suffer fevers, headaches and nausea from the toxins.
    • Genome editing of crops may be restricted by EU rules, warn scientists.
      A fledgling technology to manipulate the genes of crops in order to make them less susceptible to disease and more productive is at risk of falling foul of the European Union’s genetic modification rules, scientists warned on Monday.
    • US pork producers' use of drug may derail European trade deal.
      The growing anxiety over the safety of U.S. pork and other food products could thwart an expanded trade deal between the two economic superpowers, a top priority for President Barack Obama.
    • UN body sets new standards for milk, rice.
      A new set of standards by a United Nations food-standards body identified maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice.
    • Massive raid to help Yurok tribe combat illegal pot grows.
      The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation's water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies.
    • Drier than the Dust Bowl: Waiting for relief in rural America.
      The current drought in Colorado is worse and longer-lasting than anyone here has ever seen — so punishing that it’s pushing people, whose families have survived on the land for decades, to the brink of giving up.
    • A double scorcher: June joins May with heat record.
      Last month was the Earth's warmest June since records began in 1880, according to data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    • Tinderbox explodes in wildfires across Northwest.
      Spreading mostly across sparsely populated areas in the Northwest, the fires have a vast scope: Less than a week into the typical three-month fire season in Washington and Oregon, the total area of scorched ground is already higher than in any full year in at least a decade.
    • Pennsylvania: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies.
      Oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007, according to official determinations compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection that the agency is preparing to release for the first time.
    • Families sick from fracking exposure turn to concerned scientists.
      Like people in other regions transformed by the shale energy boom, residents of Washington County, PA, have complained of health problems. Instead of waiting years for studies, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project is using best available science to help people with ailments.
    • Is this US coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia?
      Drummond — a closely held company based in Birmingham, Alabama, with revenues that reached $3 billion last year—has helped Colombia become the world’s fourth-largest coal exporter. It has also been named in several lawsuits alleging financial ties to paramilitary groups since the mid-1990s.
    • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King.
      A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.
    • Group finds higher levels of PCBs in Malibu schools.
      The most contaminated classroom in the nation could be in Malibu due to highly toxic chemicals found in caulk, according to a public employee advocacy group.
    • Putting coal ash at the airport still on the table.
      Charlotte city officials and Duke Energy are still trying to figure our where to put millions of tons of coal ash sitting on the banks of Mountain Island Lake as they consider sites at Charlotte Douglas International Airport other than under runways.
    • Autism linked primarily to common gene variants.
      The main cause of autism disorders isn't environmental influences or DNA mutations but the inheritance of certain common gene variants, according to a study based on data from an unprecedentedly large population sample.
    • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says.
      Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
    • Drones on a different mission.
      The military use of armed drones is well known and contentious. But drones have been used to monitor seabird populations off Australia and rain forests in Indonesia, to study caribou and their effects on vegetation in Greenland, to combat poaching in Nepal and to conduct other conservation work.
    • Chemicals produced by body pose challenge in gauging exposure risks, EPA advisers say.
      A scientifically appropriate way the EPA could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia.

Pandemic Influenza Prevention

This is a presentation regarding the prevention of a pandemic influenza. It has a wide target base and can be used for health care officials, business administrators and managers, colleges, schools, etc. It details the history and method of action of influenza and focuses on how to prevent and treat influenza and what can be done to prevent a potentially dangerous pandemic.
Click below to access the powerpoint presentation
http://environmentalhealthtoday.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/wk9assignmentakbare1.pptx

I hope that the information is helpful and informative and feel free to ask any questions.

Eisha Akbar
PUBH 6165-04: Environmental Health
Walden University

Informed Dining: Including Nutritional Information of Restaurant Menus

This presentation focuses on efforts to encourage restaurant owners and managers to start including nutritional information on their menus.  It offers information on obesity and the current prevalence and its affect in the United States, as well as, Northern Virginia and more specifically the city of Alexandria.  It also includes possible ways to include nutritional information on restaurant menus.

Please click here to view presentation

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

Jasmine Tinoco
PUBH-6165-3, Environmental Health
Walden University

Recycling for Businesses

This presentation focuses on efforts to start a new recycling program in your business or public venue.  It offers information on incentives for business owners to participate in the recycling process.  This presentation is directed to business owners.

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

Timothy Lam
PUBH-6165-1, Environmental Health
Walden University

Recycling Electronics

Hi! My name is Bramara Godasi. I am MPH student at Walden University. I would like to share my presentation Recycling Electronics. This presentation gives an overview of electronic recycling in United States with special focus on Sussex County, Delaware.  There is a lot of gap in electronic recycling and majority of electronics are ending up in landfills. This presentation describes current options available for recycling and discusses how recycling laws and  manufacturers are driving recycling. I hope this presentation will be helpful.  Please feel free to post any questions or comments below.

Thanks,

Bramara Godasi

PUBH – 6165-4

Walden University

Presentation on Salmonellosis

This presentation focuses on salmonellosis, and is directed to restaurant owners

and food handlers in general. Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.

Click on the link below to view the presentation.

Presentation on Salmonellosis

Thank you!!

Alfredo Cardoso, MHS

PUBH 6165-3

Walden University

Increasing the Awareness of Malaria Incidence in African Children and Pregnant Women

“Increasing the Awareness of Malaria Incidence in African Children and Pregnant Women” Malaria is a presentation about a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 473 000 to 789 000), mostly among African children. Malaria is preventable and curable. Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places(WHO).

Malaria infection during pregnancy is a significant public health problem with substantial risks for the pregnant woman, her fetus, and the newborn child.

Please view “Increasing the Awareness of Malaria Incidence in African Children and Pregnant Women.” I hope that the information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below. Thank you.

Ogboja Oluwafemi Precious.
PUBH 6165-04, Environmental Health
Walden University

Water Sanitation and Waste Water Disposal In Dominica

Hello and welcome! My name is Jason, and I will be your guide to water sanitation and waste water disposal on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. As many of you know water sanitation and disposal of waste water is an important factor in the health and well-being of any population, especially in developing countries such as Dominica. Primarily directed to the people of Dominica and their representative in the local government, this presentation briefly explores the beautiful island of Dominica, or as it is often called “The Nature Island,” and takes a close look at water sanitation and waste water disposal on  the island; in so doing, the needs for and potential challenges of  water sanitation are explored in the context of a developing nation. Additionally, the water cycle and potential pests associated with water (e.g. mosquitos and the diseases the carry) are also briefly discussed. The presentation concludes with a summary of steps that local Dominicans can take to advocate for healthier and cleaner water on the island, and a list of suggested readings that explore improved access to clean water in the developing world.

 

Please Click Here to enjoy my presentation. I hope that you enjoy it, and find the information helpful and educational. Please feel free to ask any questions, or leave any comments you may have below.

Jason N. McNeillie

PUBH-6165-3: Environmental Health

Walden University

 

Pandemic Influenza Prevention

Hi! My name is Shawanna Wilder, I am a PhD student at Walden University in the Community Health Track. This presentation focuses on efforts to prevent an influenza pandemic from occurring. The goal of this presentation is to provide prevention education to those who may come in contact with the Influenza virus on a frequent basis. This presentation is directed to healthcare providers, nursing students, nursing faculty, hospital employees, public health employees as well as jail and prison employees.
Please click here to view the presentationPandemic Influenza Prevention. I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below.

Thank you,

Shawanna Wilder

Health and Economic Burden of Malaria and our Community Environment

Hello Everyone, my name is Henry Debem. I am a PhD student of Walden University. I study Public Health, specializing in Epidemiology. I developed this presentation on “Health and Economic Burden of Malaria and our Community Environment” with the purpose of making a case for the adoption of Environmental Management Control approach as the best control strategy for Malaria in African communities using Anambra State in Nigeria as a state model. It also promotes the importance of involving environmental control agencies and units in malaria control programs in our communities.

The appropriate audience for this presentation are the Malaria control key decision makers in the regions, provinces, states, and communities. These include senior and technical personnel of the State Ministries of Health, State and Local Malaria Control Programs, State and Local Public Health Departments,  State Environmental Control Agencies, and  State and local representatives of international donor agencies like CDC, USAID, UK DFID, Global Funds, World Bank, WHO, etc.

Enjoy the presentation

Henry Debem

PUBH 8165

Dengue Fever

This presentation provides an overview on dengue fever to educate affected individuals and other relevant stakeholders on what dengue fever is, its causes, symptoms, how it is transmitted, treatment options and ways which infections can be prevented.

Please click here to view presentation. I hope this presentation is deemed helpful and provides additional knowledge on the dengue fever. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions which may arise.

Thank You

KerryAnn Nelson

PUBH 8165-01 Environmental Health

Walden University

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