EHS Spotlight: Food-Water Nexus, October 10 Drought Webinar, Pool Code CommentsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 10/05/2012 08:58 AM EDT
Environmental Health Services (EHS) for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
EHS Spotlight Features:
Food-Water Nexus and Systems-based Environmental Assessment,
Comment Period Closes October 14 for Three Pool Code Modules,
October 10 Webinar on Public Health and Drought
The Food-Water Nexus: Irrigation Water Quality, Risks to Food Safety, and the Need for a Systems-Based Preventive Approach – CAPT Rick Gelting and Mansoor Baloch show how a systems-based environmental assessment helped identify contributing factors in two nationwide outbreaks linked to fresh produce. This article is published in the October 2012 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
October 14: Comment Period Closes for Three Pool Code Modules - Comment on draft MAHC modules:
- Contamination Burden.
- Facility Design and Construction.
- Lifeguarding and Bather Supervision.
Guidance Documents Available
Webinar October 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
When Every Drop Counts: Adapting to Drought – What Next?
This year, the United States is facing the most extensive drought in more than 50 years, which is challenging many jurisdictions with drought-related health impacts. During this webinar, experts will discuss long-term strategies related to drought, including access to adequate supplies of safe water and the importance of green infrastructure for health.
This is the third in a four-part series [Drought: When Every Drop Counts] cosponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the American Public Health Association. Register today.