biological surveillance Articles

  • Biological monitoring and surveillance results of Gulf War I veterans exposed to depleted uranium

    Objective: To relate medical surveillance outcomes to uranium biomonitoring results in a group of depleted uranium (DU)-exposed, Gulf War I veterans. Methods: Thirty-two veterans of Gulf War I who were victims of ‘friendly fire’ involving DU weapons, in whom exposure assessment can accurately be measured, had urine uranium concentrations determined using ICP-MS technology. Clinical laboratory ...


    By Springer

  • Case study - Procurement and installation of a Biogas desulphurization unit at the Chania WWTP

    A proposal based on Bioconservacion’s technology was selected as the winning bid in the public tender released in 2015, covering the design, procurement and construction of a biogas desulfurizing unit to be installed in the waste water treatment plant in Chania, Greece. With a population over 100,000, Chania is the second largest municipality in the Greek island of Crete. Its waste water ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Environmental surveillance and monitoring—The next frontiers for high‐throughput toxicology

    High‐throughput toxicity testing technologies along with the World Wide Web are revolutionizing both generation of and access to data regarding the biological activities that chemicals can elicit when they interact with specific proteins, genes, or other targets in the body of an organism. To date, however, most of the focus has been on the application of such data to assessment of individual ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • Life at all costs: European precautionary policies on xenotransplantation

    Xenotransplantation is becoming an independent political and regulatory issue. Most national regulations and international recommendations prescribe a precautionary approach, including strict monitoring and surveillance of patients. This is due to the risk of xenosis, a disease induced by non-human biological material. The paper shows how the precautionary approach violates fundamental principles ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future of biosecurity

    The future of biosecurity will be determined by international scientific and political responses to the rapid worldwide expansion of genetic engineering technologies in infectious disease research, and by implementation of cooperative global surveillance and public health response policies to control the emergence of new strains of natural disease organisms. Effective responses will depend on a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Terrorism, biosecurity and endogenous risk

    Bioterrorism and infectious disease are biosecurity threats that can be modelled as biological invasions (e.g. alien species), incorporating the concept of endogenous risk from the environmental economics literature, i.e. that human behaviour may alter, deliberately or unintentionally, the likelihood and severity of these threats. Application of this modelling approach to investment strategy in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pathogen security: the illusion of security in foreign policy and biodefence

    'Pathogen security' (sometimes called 'biosecurity') is too often seen as the primary strategy to combat bioterrorism. Asserting that materials, technologies and expertise for bioterrorism are available worldwide and that terrorist groups are increasingly able to obtain and disseminate infectious disease pathogens, advocates contend that pathogen security systems and practices are central to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aerial Radiation Detection

    In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bomb; cyber; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before. With the advent of Drone technology now available to private citizens, technology previously only held by the military, the opportunity has come to marry Drone Technology with aerial sensors. ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Effect of Process Configurations and Alum Addition on EBPR in Membrane Bioreactors

    ABSTRACTBench-scale studies were undertaken to explore the relative efficiency of three different process configurations for enhanced biological phosphorus (EBPR) removal; the University of Cape Town (UCT) process, the Sammamish Biological Nutrient Removal (SmBNR) process, and the University of Washington Membrane Biological Nutrient Removal (UW-MBNR) process. In this study, they all had the same ...

  • ppm Dissolved oxygen measurement

    Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) levels are used as a general indicator of water quality. Oxygen is essential to life and vital for countless aquatic forms. D.O. level control is critical in numerous applications ranging from the monitoring of industrial waste water to environmental surveillance. What is Dissolved Oxygen? Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) is the amount of oxygen gas dissolved in a ...


    By IC Controls Ltd.

  • How can I keep my samples secure and tamper proof?

    The first stage of any test is to collect a sample. Whether it’s water, biological tissues, or a sample from a production line, it must be representative of the bulk and not be altered in order to give accurate results. Most samples will have to be transported after they are collected – this might be just a few meters from a production line to the test room, or could be ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Biodiversity monitoring in Europe

    What is citizen science? The European Environment Agency (EEA) uses the following definition of citizen science: 'public involvement in projects or on-going programmes of scientific work by which individual volunteers or networks of volunteers, many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation' ...

  • Status of EMT Preparedness for Terrorist Attack

    New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response released a report today titled Emer-gency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder, that highlights the deficiencies in funding, training, and equipment that could prohibit emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from responding to a major terrorist attack. EMS providers, such as fire departments and ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Envision 2050: The future of protected areas

    The idea of setting aside areas of land and water to be protected against human activities has become a staple of the conservation movement. But with that movement itself at a crossroads, it’s worth exploring just what protected areas will look like in the future. For this third installment ...


    By Ensia

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