January/February 2018

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 80, No. 6

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About the Cover

Carrying: to support and move (someone or something) from one place to another; a violation in the game of basketball that occurs when the dribbling player continues to dribble after allowing the ball to come to rest in one or both hands. Considering this issue’s cover article, “The Sports Ball as a Fomite for the Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus,” carrying was an excellent word to represent the context and findings of the article. The study described in the article explores the prevalence and transmissibility of S. aureus on three surfaces commonly encountered in the gymnasium setting: the court floor, the sports ball, and the athlete’s hands. The study demonstrates the significance of the sports ball as a vector for pathogen transmission and advocates for interventions aimed at reducing athletic outbreaks to include routine disinfection of sports balls during and after play.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • The Sports Ball as a Fomite for Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Analysis of Food Service Operation Risk Classification and Associated Food Safety Violation Frequency
  • Predictors of Radon Testing Among Utah Residents Using a Theory-Based Approach

Advancement of the Practice

  • Direct From CDC/EHSB: Improving Safe Drinking Water Programs One Essential Service at a Time: Closing the Water Quality Gap

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • Career Opportunities
  • EH Calendar
  • Resource Corner
  • JEH Quiz #4

Your Association

  • President's Message: Staying Great in the 21st Century
  • NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference
  • Special Listing
  • NEHA Organizational Members
  • NEHA News
  • DirecTalk: Musings From the 10th Floor: Reflections on Community

E-Journal Article

  • Evaluation and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in the Groundwater of Saqqez, Iran

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