Medical Care on the Moon
Eventually, people will return to the Moon to stay for prolonged periods of time. When they do, they will be exposed to a wide range of threats to their health including, decompression...

Decentralized Wastewater Management
With the discovery earlier this century that city squalor caused disease, we protected ourselves by piping raw wastes away. Later, when the discharge had transformed rivers into foul,...

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...

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...

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...

A Local Approach to Regulating Toxic Air Contaminants
The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District began developing a local toxic rule that would apply to a broad number of pollutants and yet be readily usable to a permitting engineer....

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...

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...

Rehab for Filtration
Not all water treatment plants currently include filtration, but standards set forth in the Safe Drinking Water Act mandate it for surface-collected potable water. Objective is removal...

Radon at Home
Radon-222 is a radioactive gas that is present in all homes and found in several million homes in the U.S. at levels that have medical experts concerned about its potential to cause lung...

Acceptability of Chronic Health Risks: The Case of Cancer

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....

Oral History: Saving the Past
Excerpts of the recorded interviews of three leading American civil engineers are presented. In the first interview sanitary engineer Samuel A. Greeley recalls how he supervised the construction...

 

 

 

 

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