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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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Air pollution is well documented to cause adverse health effects in the population. Epidemiological/toxicological studies have demonstrated that air pollution is associated with various adverse health outcomes, ranging from mortality to subclinical respiratory symptoms. Classical epidemiological... Read more

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The scientific community accepts that global climate change (CC) will affect the dispersion of microbial organisms in the environment. Risks posed by the transport of these organisms to future communities may be very different than those posed today. A shift in health risks may also be linked to... Read more

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Comparison of heat-related health effects across regions or among different syndromic surveillance systems is problematic due to the lack of a standardized heat-related syndrome definition. While a national standard for common heat-related syndromes would facilitate data comparisons, local... Read more

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has developed a prototype contamination warning system (CWS) for drinking water in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 (HSPD9). The goal of HSPD9 and the CWS is to expedite contamination containment and emergency... Read more

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Safe drinking water is essential for all communities. Intentional or unintentional contamination of drinking water requires water utilities and local public health to act quickly. The Water Security (WS) initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a multi-faceted approach involving... Read more

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