Health Benefits From the Use of Appropriate Technologies in Water Supply and Sanitation
Research on selected diseases in developing countries has found significant health impacts from water supply and sanitation interventions. Sanitation, personal and domestic hygiene, and...

Implications of the New Radiation Exposure Limits on Space Station Freedom Crews
Spaceflight unavoidably increases the exposure of astronauts to natural ionizing radiation. Any increase in radiation exposure increases the risk of contracting cancer or inducing genetic...

Environmental Assessment for Three Commonly Used Pesticides: Alachlor, Lindane and Parathion

A Technique for the Assessment of Uncertainty in Models Used for Risk Analysis

Risk of Waterborne Infectious Illness Associated with Diving in the Point Loma Kelp Beds, San Diego, CA
There is considerable interest in estimating the risk of bacterial and viral illness (i.e., disease, infection) associated with scuba diving in the Point Loma kelp beds located within...

Radio Telemetry as a Tool for Fisheries Mitigation
Monitoring discrete fixed locations requires automated receivers and data loggers while manned, mobile receivers are more suited to general movement or habitat studies. Of the three tagging...

Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Radon: A Perspective for Mitigators
Occupational exposures to radon and radon decay products and the associated high incidence of radiation induced lung cancer form the basis for our present-day concern for limiting exposures...

Health Hazards Associated with Asbestos Exposure: Implication for the Construction Industry
The paper presents some asbestos diseases: lung cancer, mesothelioma; gastrointestinal cancers; asbestosis. A historical perspective of asbestos-related diseases is given. The occupational...

Highway Injuries: Our Major Health Problem
Injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States from early childhood until about age 45. Motor vehicles kill more Americans age 1 to 34 than any other source of injury or...

Acceptability of Chronic Health Risks: The Case of Cancer

Is It Safe to Eat the Seafood?
The issue of bacterial, viral and chemical contamination of Puget Sound seafood and its consequent impact on human health has been of concern for some time. This paper discusses potential...

Removal of Giardia Using Alum and Polymer Coated Diatomaceous Earth

Dracunculiasis Eradication and the Water Decade

Monitoring for Indicator Bacteria in Small Water Systems

Gas Bubble Disease in Trout Below a Low Dam
Research and efforts to reduce nitrogen supersaturation which is affecting trout in the Bighorn River, Montana, below Yellowtail Afterbay Dam is described. Nitrogen supersaturation can...

The Effect of Water Supply and Sanitation Systems on Disease Patterns on Manitoba Indian Reserves
This study examines the links between water supply and sanitation and health on Indian reserves in Manitoba. Health data on water related diseases were obtained from health care agencies....

Design Criteria for Mass Culturing Spirulina Algae
One extract of Spirulina, developed by Dr. Christopher Hills has been used as a nutrient for cell cultures and contains a growth factor called Spirulina Growth Factor. Another extract...

Age-Specific Cancer Risk Analysis for a Population Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water
Recent developments in the methodology for estimating cancer risk for environmental contaminants exhibit promise for improved predictability of risk analyses based on EPA risk guidelines....

Carcinogen Risk Assessment
The various approaches to assessing carcinogen risk are described and evaluated....

National Repositories for Tissue From Fish
A major barrier to providing an invaluable tool to the environmental sciences is the lack of any defined regional or national repository for tissues and data from fish and invertebrates...

 

 

 

 

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