New EHS Spotlight Features:
Vector Program Performance Improvement,
Irrigation Water and 2006 Spinach Outbreak,
EPH Framework for Chemical Emergencies
Vector Control Program Performance Improvement – Information about CDC funding to support performance assessment and improvement at vector control programs provided by state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments.
Irrigation Water Issues Potentially Related to Multistate E. coli Outbreak on Spinach – In 2006, a restaurant chain received spinach contaminated with E. coli, which made many people ill. Environmental health investigators traced the spinach back to one farm’s irrigation system.
Building Environmental Public Health Framework for Chemical Emergencies –Guest author Danielle S. Mills highlights a variety of current concerns, opportunities, challenges, and successes related to emergency preparedness in the environmental health field.