Air Quality

Breathing Easy: Monitoring Air Quality in Ice Arenas

In December 2014, a carbon monoxide poisoning event at a Wisconsin ice rink sent over 90 people to the emergency room. How can public health do better to prevent mass carbon monoxide poisoning events from happening in the future?

In this webinar, we’ll cover details about the epidemiological investigation of the December 2014 event and resources for ice rink managers, parents, and coaches.

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Complete this short Google form: bit.ly/icerinkwebinar.

Radon Risk Communication Strategies: A Regional Story

Risk communication on the health effects of radon encounters many challenges and requires a variety of risk communication strategies and approaches. The concern over radon exposure and its health effects may vary according to people’s level of knowledge and receptivity. Homeowners in radon-prone areas are usually more informed and have greater concern over those not living in radon-prone areas. The latter group is often found to be resistant to testing.

Gender Differences in Respiratory Health of School Children Exposed to Rail Yard–Generated Air Pollution: The ENRRICH Study

Studies about environmental burdens often explore overall community risk. Increasing evidence suggests, however, differential burdens by gender and age. The purpose of the authors’ research was to determine if gender-related difference exists among children in a region plagued with poor air quality and if increased exposure to pollutants from a major goods movement rail yard influences the relationship. Using a cross-sectional study design, the authors provided respiratory screening for children at two elementary schools.

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