Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Environmental Health Tracking Branch (Tracking Branch) to host a virtual conference to 1) raise awareness and knowledge about the environment’s role in asthma and other chronic diseases and 2) highlight collaboration opportunities between state leaders, decision makers and practitioners working in environmental health and chronic disease prevention.
New molecular and bioinformatic approaches have advanced understanding of how molecular pathways are affected by exposure and the molecular networks involved in disease. However, these advances are often not yet deemed sufficient to establish causality for public health risk assessments; regulators still rely primarily on traditional apical endpoints, such as those endpoints observed in animal studies.
Webinar: Energy Efficiency Plus Indoor Air Quality: Stategies for Improving Health and Reducing Energy Costs in Your School
Thursday, January 26
1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
March 15 and 16, 2017: Annual Conference, hosted by the Michigan Environmental Health Association, Lansing, MI.
Connecting Nature and Commerce: Developing Regional Trail Opportunities
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside homes, schools, and other buildings. Radon can be tested for easily and if high levels are found, it can be removed at a relatively low cost.
Radon is a naturally occuring gas and comes from the decay of Uranium in the ground. As Radon decays, it releases radioactive byproducts that are inhaled and can cause lung cancer. Radon is not only found in selected areas, but is found throughout the world.
- Is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers
- Causes over 20,000 deaths per year in the U.S.
- If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase
NEHA Radon Resources
Radon Data Standardization Webinar
Topics / Featured Speakers:
- Radon Pilot Project, Michele Monti, MS, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Radon Communications Toolkit, Holly Wilson, MHSE, CHES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Radon Data Collection in Washington State, Tina Echeverria, PhD, Washington State’s Tracking Portal
Environmental Health Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Protects Our Future
Environmental Health professionals ensure our air is safe by testing and mitigating radon in homes, schools and other buildings.
Climate Change and Built Environment
Built environment is the infrastructure of cities and towns that includes transportation, roadways, buildings, and land-use. Built environment design and development can help mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve environment and public health. The more resilient the built environment, the less impact from climate change.
Climate Change and Clean Air and Environment
Climate change affects the air we breathe and the environment around us. It is most noticeable with air pollution—soot, smog, and toxic pollutants and includes carbon pollution, as well as methane and hydrofluorocarbons.
- EPA - Air, Climate, and Energy: Strategic Action Plan
- EPA Climate Change Information
- CalTrans Strategy: Human Beings given First Priority, Not Cars
- Hydraulic Fracturing