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    • Calls to ban toxic chemicals fall on deaf ears around the world.
      Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.
    • Heart risk in drinking water.
      Ana Navas-Acien can’t quite recall the moment she began to worry about arsenic in drinking water and its potential role in heart disease. Perhaps it was when she read a study suggesting a link among people in Bangladesh. And a similar study in Taiwan. And in Chile. She decided to see if similar links could be found in the U.S.
    • A vacuum cleaner for the Web's dusty corners.
      Ah, if only it were possible for each one of us to suction away the carbon emissions we contribute to the overburdened atmosphere, much as we vacuum dirt from the carpet. Appliance maker Electrolux is promising to help us do exactly that, at least for one oft-neglected portion of our personal greenhouse gas output.
    • Condoms fight climate change, but nobody wants to talk about it.
      The equation seems fairly simple: The more the world's population rises, the greater the strain on dwindling resources and the greater the impact on the environment. The solution? Well, that's a little trickier to talk about.
    • Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened.'
      The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.
    • Environmentalists sue over nuclear reactor's impact on Columbia River.
      Three environmental groups sued a Washington state agency Thursday over the effects of the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River.
    • Richard Berman energy industry talk secretly taped.
      If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must be prepared to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, a veteran Washington political consultant told a room full of industry executives in a speech that was secretly recorded.
    • Why Republicans keep telling everyone they’re not scientists.
      "I’m not a scientist," or a close variation, has become the go-to talking point for Republicans questioned about climate change in the 2014 campaigns. In the past, many Republican candidates questioned or denied the science of climate change, but polls show that a majority of Americans accept it, making the Republican position increasingly challeng […]
    • In war on smog, struggling China steel mills adapt to survive.
      Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.
    • Olympics bid fuels drive for clean air.
      The severe air pollution in Beijing, especially in autumn and winter, has been a headache for outdoor exercisers and sporting event operators in recent years. However, Beijing's joint bid with Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games has offered a chance to reduce the pollution through cooperative efforts.
    • Leaked Sellafield photos reveal 'massive radioactive release' threat.
      Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds abandoned 40 years ago containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal.
    • Michigan sites no longer environmental areas of concern.
      Two Michigan sites, tainted by major environmental contamination for decades, have officially been removed from the U.S. and Canada's official list of Areas of Concern.
    • Two locations in Michigan dropped from list of Great Lakes contaminated sites.
      Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes – progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era, federal officials said Thursday.
    • Texas county resents oil drilling, despite the money it brings.
      Dennis Seidenberger has farmed cotton for 49 years in this close-knit community 40 miles southeast of Midland. Farming is a way of life that he passed on to his son, and one that he hopes will stay in the family for generations.
    • Sick Alabama veterans fighting for help.
      Dozens of veterans once stationed at Fort McClellan blame exposure to chemicals at McClellan for their illnesses.
    • W. M. Anderson dies; faced Bhopal plant disaster.
      Warren M. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter’s son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, where he grappled with the ravages of a poisonous gas leak at the company’s plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, died on Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla.
    • 'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics before they happen.
      Valuable insight into the health of cities is lurking beneath our city streets. Researchers are working to characterize the bacteria, viruses, and chemicals leaving peoples' bodies.
    • Killer fungus threatens salamanders.
      Legend says that salamanders can spit poison and extinguish flames, but even such pyrotechnic powers would not be enough to save them from a new scourge.
    • Early animals couldn’t catch a breath.
      The diversification of early animals may have been suffocated by a lack of oxygen. New data suggest that oxygen levels were less than 1 percent of today’s levels, low enough that they may have stalled the emergence of animal life.
    • Smog causes lung cancer: Lawmaker.
      A senior lawmaker in China on Thursday warned of the increasing mortality rate of lung cancer caused by air pollution.

Naegleria Fowleri

The intent of this presentation is to increase awareness of the amoeba Naegleria fowleri and its associated disease, primary amebic meningoencephalitis. It provides information about how infection occurs and offers suggestions for infection prevention. This presentation is especially useful for parents, as children are especially vulnerable.

Please click here to view my presentation: NaegleriaFowleriNWilson

I hope that the information is helpful. If you have a question or a comment, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Nancy Wilson

PUBH 6165-04, Environmental Health, Walden University

Cholera and Sanitation in Ghana

The purpose of this presentation is intended to bring awareness / knowledge on sanitation in the environment. Cholera in Ghana (West Africa) is an example.

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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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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

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