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    • Consumer Reports: Pregnant women should avoid all tuna.
      In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time since fish is a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The problem: Fish also can be a good source of mercury — and, in an article published Thursday, Consumer Reports is taking issue with the ne […]
    • Is fluoride in private wells causing an IQ decline?
      Excess fluoride, which may damage both brain and bone, is leaching out of granite and into Maine's drinking water—and potentially other New England states.
    • Buffalo’s other waterfront renaissance.
      The Buffalo River was everyone’s – industries’ and individuals’ – dumping ground for most of the last century. But when finished at year’s end, the $44 million cleanup of the waterway will allow residents to use the Buffalo River in ways no one thought imaginable.
    • China mine disasters point to poor safety record.
      Rescuers sought Wednesday to reach 36 coal miners trapped underground after two separate fatal incidents. Deadly accidents highlight the perils of mining in China. Despite recent safety gains, China remains home to the world's deadliest coal mines, resulting in more than 1,000 deaths last year.
    • Judge rules Corps can ignore mining health studies.
      A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, ruled this week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider scientific studies linking mountaintop removal to public health problems when the agency approves new Clean Water Act permits for mining operations.
    • Toronto is smog free for the first summer in decades. But why?
      The summer of 2014 has been a tentative triumph for air quality in Toronto, according to a new study demonstrating remarkable improvements in regional air pollution since 2000, but that success is tentative.
    • Maryland fracking study cites toxic air emissions as top concern.
      A state-commissioned report found that air emissions trump water pollution and drilling-induced earthquakes as a top public health threat posed by future fracking projects in Maryland.
    • North Carolina House passes compromise coal ash bill.
      The state House voted 83 - 14 Wednesday to approve a measure that leaders are calling a "first in the nation" bill that manages the removal of coal ash from 33 unlined pits throughout the state, despite objections from some environmental groups that it leaves too much of the decision making to an appointed board.
    • Earthquakes in Colorado near deep-earth wells raise concerns.
      A series of small but unusual earthquakes near a well being pumped full of liquid drilling waste north of Denver has reignited a debate about the impacts of oil and gas development near homes.
    • In the Rockaways, pipeline debate takes a contentious turn.
      A natural gas pipeline under construction worries New York residents still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Activists say the project is inherently dangerous and is just the latest sign of a broken approval and monitoring process for the United States’ energy infrastructure.
    • If you think the California water crisis can't get worse, wait until the aquifers are drained.
      Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates, threatening our future.
    • California gives away more water than it has.
      In the past 100 years, California has promised five times more water than actually flows through its rivers and streams.
    • Water dispute boils in Oregon.
      Oregon ranchers and farmers are being falsely accused by environmental groups of not doing enough to protect fish and natural resources, according to Maupin rancher Keith Nantz.
    • Thai locals tested for toxic metals.
      Volunteer doctors, health activists and environmentalists yesterday travelled to Phichit to gather first-hand information about health problems of villagers living near gold mines in tambon Khao Jed Luk in Thap Khlo district.
    • Tribe official: Tests not shared on North Dakota brine spill.
      The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he's been shut out of the tribe's response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and criticized leaders for leaving the public "in the absolute dark" on its severity.
    • First Enbridge trial begins.
      The trial before Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge James Kingsley is the first involving Enbridge Energy Inc., responsible for the spill which dumped nearly 1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek near Marshall and the Kalamazoo River all the way into Kalamazoo County.
    • Kejimkujik National Park mercury source still a mystery.
      It has been nearly 20 years since scientists made a the shocking discovery of mercury in Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park: Loons were contaminated by the pollutant methyl mercury, leaving them with some of the highest levels in North America. Researchers are still trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.
    • New formaldehyde report supports EPA's assessment that chemical is 'human carcinogen.'
      The ongoing debate about the risks of formaldehyde is intensifying in light of a new report by the National Academy of Sciences that said the Environmental Protection Agency's labeling of the chemical as a "human carcinogen" is supported by research.
    • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record.
      Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.
    • Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice.
      The discovery of bacteria in an ice-bound lake bolsters the case that similar life could exist elsewhere in the solar system. But on Earth, the find raises the prospect that Antarctic melting will release greenhouse gases.

Environmental Exposures During the Prenatal Months

Purpose:

This presentation concentrates on increasing the education provided to pregnant women during prenatal care visits. In addition, to educate doctors specifically Obstetrician, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Students, Medical Students who will be providing care to pregnant women on the importance of incorporating education to pregnant women during the prenatal care visits. The education should be incorporated to alert them of the risks associated with environmental exposures during pregnancy. What chemicals are dangerous, and the products that are manufactured using these chemicals. Most importantly the heath hazards to the unborn fetus.

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Thanks,

Cecilia Escorbore

Sight for the Blind

 

I want to use this opportunity to welcome everyone to this important presentation. I chose Teppi one of theEthiopian province for this presentation because during the course of my research, this region ranks highest in the case of River blindness in Ethiopia. I am very concerned for the people who live around this area where mostly affected by River Blindness. After this presetation, a lot of people especially who live around Teppi area, governmental and non gevernmental bodies will participate in minimizing the River blindness in this area. Please click this link to view the presentation Envi Power Point Presentation (f)

Chikungunya

This presentation focuses on a vector-borne disease chikungunya. I do hope you will find it informative. Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Click on the link below to view the presentation

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Thanks much

Donna Mitchell
MPH
PUBH/6165
Walden University

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

 

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