—CHAS To Present Chemical Health And Safety Awards “” THE ACS DIVISION of Chemical Health & Safety will present several awards during the ACS fall national meeting in Boston to recognize outstanding leadership and service in the field of chemical health and safety. Salvatore R. DiNardi, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will receive the 2007 Howard Fawcett Chemical Health & Safety Award in recognition of his work in the development and promotion of calculation methods in industrial hygiene. The Mathematics, Science & Engineering Division of Delaware County Community College will receive the 2007 College & University Health & Safety Award in recognition of its outstanding undergraduate laboratory safety program. Frankie K. Wood-Black, director of compliance decree coordination at ConocoPhillips, will receive the 2007 Tillmanns-Skolnick Award for her outstanding and long-term service to the division.
July 16, 2007
—Children's Health Program Lacking “” EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection & Environmental Education (OCHPEE) lacks a strategic plan for how it will integrate children's health into other EPA programs, does not actively communicate with those program offices, and has no system for measuring its performance, finds an EPA Inspector General (IG) report released on April 5. "OCHPEE's lack of strategic planning, identified goals, adequate measures, and quantifiable accomplishments results in its inability to demonstrate its role and value added to the protection of children's health," the report concludes. EPA is in the process of reorganizing OCHPEE and claims that once the process is finished, it will have addressed the IG recommendations.
by Britt E. Erickson | April 12, 2010
—New US office aims to reduce climate’s impact on health “ ” Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and some people feel the effects more than others. To better protect communities disproportionately impacted by climate-driven natural disasters, the US Department of Health and Human Services has created the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE). The office will identify communities that are vulnerable to public health hazards exacerbated by climate change. It will also help identify ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in disadvantaged communities and advance adaptation and resilience to climate change in such communities.
by Britt E. Erickson | September 18, 2021
—Air pollution and climate change top the WHO’s list of 10 threats to global health in 2019 “” The World Health Organization’s new strategic plan for 2019–23 envisions “a world in which all people attain the highest possible standard of health and well-being.” To that end, the organization has identified what it sees as top threats to global health in 2019: ▸ Air pollution and climate change ▸ Noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease ▸ Global influenza pandemic ▸ Fragile and vulnerable settings where people live with combinations of drought, famine, conflict, and population displacement ▸ Antimicrobial resistance ▸ Ebola and other high-threat pathogens ▸ Weak primary health care ▸ Reluctance to vaccinate ▸ Dengue ▸ HIV /policy/global-health/Air-pollution-climate-change-top/97/i3 20190119 Concentrates 97 3 /magazine/97/09703.html Air pollution and climate change top the WHO’s list of 10 threats to global health in 2019 Global health, Policy, air quality, pollution, climate change, influenza, diabetes, cancer, antimicrobial resistance, ebola, vaccine, dengue, HIV, pharmaceuticals, drug development con govpol Jyllian Kemsley policy global-health environment pollution The India Gate in New Delhi was shrouded in smog in October 2018.
by Jyllian Kemsley | January 19, 2019
—Fort Detrick Health Studies Inconclusive “” Two government studies on health effects associated with exposure to groundwater contaminated by a waste pit at Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Md., are inconclusive, according to a report from the National Research Council. Moreover, additional studies are unlikely to establish a clear link between the polluted groundwater and health effects because of a lack of groundwater measurements before 1992, the report concludes.
by Britt E. Erickson | March 12, 2012
—Innocentive seeks Health Care solutions “” Innocentive, the online R&D service that got its start by offering cash prizes to scientists who solve problems for "seekers" on its website, has launched a similar innovation program for health care challenges. Innocentive's Global Health Pavilion debuted last month with an inaugural challenge called ChangeNow4Health, an initiative sponsored by the insurance company Humana to improve the delivery and administration of health care in the U.S.
June 02, 2008
—CHAS Presents Health And Safety Awards “” THE ACS DIVISION of Chemical Health & Safety (CHAS) presented several awards during the ACS fall national meeting in Philadelphia to recognize outstanding leadership and service in the field of chemical health and safety. The Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board received the Howard Fawcett Chemical Health & Safety Award for its outstanding contributions to the science and technology of chemical safety.
by Linda Wang | September 29, 2008