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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Allergy Sufferers
Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips for Allergy Sufferers
12/15/2017 12:35:13 PM
With the first day of winter taking place later this month, people in many parts of North America have been spending more time indoors as cold or freezing weather takes hold.
Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers
Work-Related Asthma, Vaccines and Identifying Respiratory Irritants and Asthma Triggers
12/14/2017 10:02:37 AM
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released information about a study the agency conducted that examined work-related asthma and the percentage of those with the condition who have received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury
12/14/2017 2:27:47 AM
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn’t sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya children from diphtheria
Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya children from diphtheria
12/13/2017 3:44:06 AM
The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, launched  a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for all Rohingya children aged 6 weeks to 6 years living in 12 camps and temporary settlements near the Myanmar border.
Dallas Testing Laboratory Adds CDC ELITE Certification for Legionella Testing
Dallas Testing Laboratory Adds CDC ELITE Certification for Legionella Testing
12/6/2017 11:29:56 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Dallas laboratory is now CDC ELITE certified for  Legionella  analysis. Nationwide, EMSL is the leading  Legionella  testing laboratory with 20 CDC ELITE proficient locations throughout the United States and Canada.
New California Legislation Signed Into Law in Response to Mycobacterium Outbreak at Dental Clinic
New California Legislation Signed Into Law in Response to Mycobacterium Outbreak at Dental Clinic
12/6/2017 9:24:49 AM
In November, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1277. The bill requires the Dental Board of California to amend regulations on the minimum standards for infection control.
California Company Recalls Tarragon Due to Salmonella Contamination Concerns
California Company Recalls Tarragon Due to Salmonella Contamination Concerns
12/4/2017 8:19:51 AM
In October, a company out of Fremont, California announced that they were recalling packages of organic tarragon that were distributed in 21 states through retail stores and e-commerce transactions.
A Story of Gut-Level Survival
A Story of Gut-Level Survival
12/1/2017 1:27:56 PM
One by one, members of Lindy Bruzzone’s family died of cancer. Why it occurred was a medical mystery; it was just the way Lindy’s family lived and the way they died: waiting for “someday” when it would strike.
Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes
Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes
12/1/2017 3:50:58 AM
Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated levels.
University Ordered to Pay $2.9 Million in Penalties Following Asbestos Violations in California
University Ordered to Pay $2.9 Million in Penalties Following Asbestos Violations in California
11/29/2017 8:27:36 AM
Recently,  The Press Democrat  published an article about a whistleblower trial over the previous handling of asbestos-containing materials in a building at a California university.
Water Contamination Concerns in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Damage
Water Contamination Concerns in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Damage
11/28/2017 12:13:25 PM
Just a few months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated property and infrastructure throughout much of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, health officials are currently working to try and assess the health effects caused by these natural disasters.
Environmental Testing for Campylobacter to Prevent Illnesses and Outbreaks
Environmental Testing for Campylobacter to Prevent Illnesses and Outbreaks
11/21/2017 8:41:30 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that campylobacteriosis, an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus  Campylobacter,  affects over 1.3 million people every year in the United States.
California Coffee Roasters and Exposures to Respiratory Hazards
California Coffee Roasters and Exposures to Respiratory Hazards
11/20/2017 11:12:10 AM
Across California there are thousands of coffee shops that cater to people’s obsession with coffee. Many of these locations also roast their own coffee beans which could in some cases expose workers to airborne chemicals that could cause health concerns over time.

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