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Public and Environmental Health Inspector Week, Jan. 19 to 23

Inspectors watch out for our health Via CAROL MULLIGAN, THE SUDBURY STAR http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1394088 When Adam Ranger worked four summers ago doing surveillance for the Sudbury and District Health Unit’s West Nile virus program, he had never heard of public health inspectors. But he began to grow curious about the men and women who reported for

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Popcorn any one — Diacetyl Update

OSHA to publish proposed rule on exposure to diacetyl via RP news wires The January 21 edition of the Federal Register will contain a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on occupational exposure to diacetyl and food flavorings containing diacetyl. The proposal seeks public comments on

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Electromagnetic Field Protection

By Lorne Vogt Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are “physical fields produced by electrically charged objects… the potential effects of electromagnetic fields on human health vary widely depending on the frequency and intensity of the fields” [1]. “Some research has found that exposure to elevated levels of ELF magnetic fields… may be implicated in a number of

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'Unprecedented' rise in measles

via BBC News, Jan. 9/09. http://news.bbc.co.uk There is an “unprecedented increase” in measles cases in England and Wales, experts report. Data from the Health Protection Agency showed there were 1,217 cases of measles from January to November 2008, the highest figure for over a decade. And 75% of the 115 cases diagnosed in November were

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Nuclear Accidents and Food Contamination Part II : Radionuclides and Health Affects

By: Rosemary Stephen. In Part I, published in Elements on Nov 20th, 2008, I discussed contaminated wild mushrooms harvested in the nuclear exclusion zones in Europe, and what travelers could do to avoid ingesting caesium-137. Now, in Part II, I will look more closely at what radioactive contaminants may affect our food following a non-occupational

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