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Cyanotoxins are unregulated, emerging contaminants that have been associated with adverse health effects, including gastroenteritis, when consumed at high levels1,2. In May and June of 2018 cyanotoxins were detected in the public drinking water system for Salem, OR at levels above Environmental... Read more

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In 2002, the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (Tracking Program) to address the challenges in environmental health surveillance described by the Pew Environmental Commission (1). The report... Read more

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Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the pathogenic Leptospira bacteria and is ubiquitously distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. Leptospirosis transmission driven by complex factors include climatic, environmental and local social conditions [1]. Each year, there are about 1... Read more

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Public health surveillance relies on surveys and/or self-reported data collection, both of which require manpower, time commitment, and financial resources from public health agencies and participants. The survey results can quickly become outdated due to fast-paced changes in our society. The... Read more

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Enteric fever (EF) is a grave systemic infection, which has been controlled quite effectively in developed countries, but continues to be a grave public health concern for India. Environmental drivers such as rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and El Niño-Southern Oscillations (ENSO)... Read more

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Although rare in the US, the CDC reports 13-14 drinking-water-related disease outbreaks per year, affecting an average of about 1000 people. The US EPA has determined that the distribution system is the most vulnerable component of a drinking water system. Recognizing this vulnerability, water... Read more

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In July 2006, an important heat wave occurred in France, and generated alarm of all the public health services. In Gironde, a department in region Aquitaine, the level of "warning and actions" of the Heat Health Watch Warning System, based on an analysis of weather-mortality relationship, was... Read more

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Under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DC DOH established the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHTP) to monitor specific environmental and public health indicators and to investigate any potential links for the purpose of guiding policy... Read more

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Presented October 26, 2018.

Urban Metabolism Metrology (UMM) is a new scientific discipline that can inform on the health, sustainability and resilience of urban human populations. By way of case studies on opioids and antimicrobials, this presentation will highlight the use of UMM, the... Read more

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Understanding how exposure to hazards in our environment (air, water, food and surroundings) affects our health is critical to understanding causes of many chronic and acute diseases and to planning and implementing appropriate response and prevention efforts. Centers of Disease Control and... Read more

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