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In the News: House passes far-reaching food safety bill

Published on July 31, 2009 by in Food, In the News

Via: Associated Press, MARY CLARE JALONICK (AP) Associated Press. Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. Read the article at Associated Press: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ifI1woByWAcO_IIqfsv4o1i-PPPAD99PA5180 WASHINGTON – The House has passed a far-reaching food safety bill requiring more government inspections and imposing new penalties on those who violate the law, reacting strongly to an outbreak of salmonella in

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Recommended reads – News From Malawi

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Male Circumcision to Fight Spread of HIV / AIDS Malawi is a land-locked country located in southern Africa. It is situated east of Zambia and shares borders with Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. It is a small country; the total area of Malawi is slightly less than that of

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Mr. Christopher Gordon: NEHA Interview

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. and Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Mr. Christopher Gordon was one of the many great contributors at the 2009 NEHA conference. He is an Environmental Health Manager in the Office of Environmental Health Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia State Health Department in Richmond. He is an eight-year

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Mr. Del Brooks: NEHA interview

Published on July 23, 2009 by in Water

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. Mr. Del Brooks, a former Senior Executive in the health care industry, is currently the CEO of Joule Microsystems Canada, Inc. Joule Microsystems, in collaboration with several Canadian universities and the National Research Council of Canada, has developed a new, affordable, electronic system capable of providing 24/7 water monitoring

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A personal farewell to Walter Cronkite

Published on July 20, 2009 by in History Bites

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. I grew up listening to Walter Cronkite. He was the voice of many horrible events that I was too young to understand – wars, riots and assassinations – and many wonderful events, especially the moon landings which my brother and I were allowed to skip school to watch — but even

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Dr Brown and his class from Eastern Kentucky University

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. and Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Have you ever wondered what the next generation of environmental health inspectors would look like? Will they be dedicated? Will they decide to specialize or generalize? Here’s your chance to find out. We interviewed a class of students from Eastern Kentucky University

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NEHA Interview with: DR. Robert W. Powitz PhD, MPH, RS

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. At NEHA this year we had the honor of meeting, and interviewing, Dr. Robert W. Powitz. Dr Powitz is a Forensic Sanitarian with a 25 year long membership in NEHA. He is described by his peers has a “Giant in the Field” who is very passionate about Environmental Health.

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Recommended Read: Clinical Guidelines for Adults, Children and Adolescents Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence The twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lower Manhattan, New York, USA were attacked and destroyed on September 11, 2001. When we think about this event, we do not necessarily think about what kind of long term health impact this attack had on the local

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It has now been two weeks since the NEHA Conference…

Published on July 13, 2009 by in Elements

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence ….and I am still under the influence of the energy which came from members who visited the Elements booth ! It is exciting how versatile NEHA members are; we talked to inspectors, instructors, retirees, managers, researchers, just to name a few. Everyone showed a deep interest in their

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