Healthy Homes

The Real History of Toilets

 

Spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, Victorian mogul Thomas Crapper did not invent the modern flush toilet...but if he didn't, then who did? It's time to explore the real history of this ubiquitous bathroom necessity, and how it evolved into the porcelain flushers we all know and love today.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from rudimentary systems used by close-knit communities in ancient Mesopotamia to today's high-tech plastic or porcelain thrones.

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

 

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

EIA 2021 National Conference and Exhibition

 

EIA 2021 National Conference & Exhibition
March 29, 2021 - 31, 2021
Virtual Conference

We invite you to join us at EIA 2021. The Annual EIA Conference & Exhibition is the source for information on mold identification and remediation, environmental sampling and analysis, lead-based paint abatement, asbestos management, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance audits, environmental site assessments, and environmental management systems.

The Underground History of Sewers

 

Eligible for NEHA CEUs!

Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? Once you pull that lever, anything inside your porcelain bowl goes on a wild ride through miles upon miles of pipes and tunnels until it reaches its final destination — one which isn't where you think.

Join New York Adventure Club for a deep dive into the intricate systems of pipes and water tunnels that create our sewer systems, which us humans so often clog up in our daily lives.

The Safety of Public Toilets

 

Public toilets are what help give people the ability to take care of themselves while out in the public sphere, and we all need them. While they may not be new, they still are not as common as many as we would like, and different kinds of people may not feel safe using public toilets. Has this always been the case?

Principles of Vapor Mitigation Online Course

This online program will provide a full spectrum look into current practices of vapor intrusion mitigation system design and installation. The program will begin with a solid foundation of system design and a theoretical framework for functionality. Furthermore, it will delve into practical mitigation strategies along with the shortcomings of adapting antiquated inefficient design to modern mitigation systems in both retrofit and new construction scenarios. Below is a course outline.

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Webinar: Winners of the HUD Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes

 

Winners of the HUD Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes Webinar

Wednesday, August 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

HUD will host a webinar with the five winners of the 2020 HUD Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes. The target audience for the webinar consists of the wide range of professionals engaged in the healthy homes arena. The winners will describe their programs, with ample time allowed for questions and answers.

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