Health Articles

  • Harmful Effects of Arsenic on Human Health

    Arsenic can pose a serious risk to your health. It is very important to detect any traces of it and have it removed from your water as soon as possible. Detecting any potential arsenic contamination in your water can ensure that you have a fresh, trustworthy supply to drink from. If you don’t, these are some of the health risks you could experience. Skin Changes ...

  • European Union Targets Health Hazards

    Last summer, the European Commission adopted the so-called European Environment and Health Strategy, which is better known as the SCALE Initiative. Its objectives are to reduce the disease burden caused by environmental factors in the European Union (EU), identify and prevent new health threats caused by these factors, and strengthen policymaking capacity in this area. A strong link The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Environmental health & safety: compliance rules!

    Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)compliance is fast becoming a major concernthat spans virtually every industry, impactingthe entire supply chain, from raw material andfinished goods to transportation, distribution,and retail. As directors, we are responsible forensuring corporate compliance with a myriadof local, state, federal, and international regulationsgoverning the handling of ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment

    Christopher Golden’s fascination with lemurs first led him to Madagascar at the ripe old age of sixteen. Years later he’s still splitting time between the island nation and Boston where he serves as the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages, or HEAL Program, and conducts ...


    By Ensia

  • Abundant health from radioactive waste

    When beliefs are abandoned and evidence from only whole body exposures to mammals is considered, it becomes obvious that increased ionising radiation would provide abundant health. The best source for that increased exposure is radioactive waste. A radiation deficiency is seen in a variety of species, including rats and mice; the evidence for a radiation deficiency in humans is compelling. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health & Safety challenges for the smaller organisation

    Complying with large company legislation on smaller resources Having worked for large and small companies managing Health & Safety, I’ve experienced the challenges that smaller organisations face due to their size and relative lack of resources. According to the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06152, 7th December 2015, in 2015 there were ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Organisational resilience and health of business systems

    Resilience in organisations is requisite for success and survival and a lack of it can lead to catastrophic organisational failures or bankruptcies in today's turbulent and uncertain environment. The paper outlines an investigation to relate organisational resilience (ORes) to its business 'health' between 1989 and 2009, in terms of economic viability. The results are manifold viz. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Baystate Health alleviates their environmental ailments

    Client Name: Baystate Health Client Need/Driver: Baystate Health previously contracted with another consulting firm to quantify emissions from their four largest campuses in order to ensure compliance with the State of Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. As a voluntary exercise, Baystate decided to implement a system to manage entity-wide GHG ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • The Economic Toll of Pollution’s Effects on Health

    Measuring and valuing the health impacts of pollution are very complex and available methods of economic analysis are often rudimentary. In recent years, considerable progress has been made, especially in respect to air pollution. This note summarizes the latest findings and outlines some basic approaches that can be applied in the economic analysis of Bank projects and sector studies. However, a ...


  • Emerging Issues in Human and Ecological Health

    Filling in the gaps between continued population growth and environmental sustainability leads inexorably to questions about supplies of clean fresh water and our ability to manage our ecological resources so they can be enjoyed at their highest uses. This article presents an introduction to the technical aspects of two emerging areas that will be significant to environmental practices in Georgia ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Health and environmental impacts of energy systems

    The assessment of health and environmental impacts of energy production has undergone a major evolution in recent years, reflecting progress in the underlying scientific domains. This paper reviews these developments and draws conclusions. The paper begins with a discussion of the relation between purpose and scope of an assessment. The following sections describe the methodology, with particular ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • All About Health and Safety Software

    The many different health and safety laws and regulations can be understandably difficult to get to grips with it, but do the tools to help you implement them have to be? With the right health and safety software suited to you and your business, you can look forward to an educated and, most importantly, safe working environment. Health and safety ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Tracking disease clusters and environmental health

    On March 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, ranking member of the Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A public health policy approach to reducing economic and health costs of obesity in the USA

    Obesity is rapidly increasing in the USA. It is one of the most serious public health problems that significantly increase the risk of many chronic illnesses. Obesity disproportionately affects people with lower incomes and minority groups and imposes a heavy financial burden on the healthcare system in the USA. Thus, there is a critical need for healthcare policies that are designed to stem the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring environment, health and perception. An experimental survey on health and environment in Flanders, Belgium

    The Centre of Expertise for Health and Environment started a biomonitoring campaign at the end of 2001, in Flanders (Belgium). The main purpose of this project, funded by the Flemish government, is to investigate the relationship between environmental pollution and human health. This is done by measuring pollutants and health effects in human beings. Social scientists cooperating with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Meeting the Environmental Health Training Challenges of the Local Public Health Workforce in Massachusetts

    In Massachusetts, the public health delivery system is mainly decentralized with 351 municipalities providing a large array of environmental and public health services through their local health agencies (boards of health or health departments). In many other states these services are delivered at the county or state agency levels, but in Massachusetts they are provided by each city and town. In ...

  • UK Health and Safety Laboratory Will Hold Course on Nanotechnology Health and Safety

    On January 27, 2015, the United Kingdom (UK) Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) will hold a one-day course on “Nanotechnology Health & Safety -- A Practical Approach.”  The course is intended to help participants gain an understanding of the techniques ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Managing uncertainty in health risk assessment

    The process of risk (safety) assessment used to determine negligible-risk levels of human exposure to toxicants is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty. In addition to the common uncertainties related to high-to-low-dose extrapolation, interspecies extrapolation and intraspecies extrapolation, there can be uncertainty associated with extrapolation to alternative routes and durations of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HVAC’s role in health care reform

    It seems that change is coming to the health care system in one form or another. Helping them keep their expenses down will be more crucial than ever. There also is a great deal of awareness of infection control, another area where mechanical systems play key roles. According to Robert Scheir, Ph.D., president and chairman, Steril-Aire Inc., “It is well established that a properly ...


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