November 2015

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 78, No. 4

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About the Cover

Rapid proliferation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) facilities has led to concerns about human exposure to airborne pollutants, notably fine particulates (PM2.5, particles with a diameter of 2.5 μm and smaller) and crystalline silica (quartz). Fine particulates have been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as a cause of cardiovascular and lung disease including lung cancer. In our cover feature in this issue, “PM2.5 Airborne Particulates Near Frac Sand Operations,” the authors describe their first-of-its-kind pilot study to measure PM2.5 around frac sand mines. Overall, five of the six study sites had PM2.5 levels above the U.S. EPA annual standard of 12 µg/m^3.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • PM2.5 Airborne Particulates Near Frac Sand Operations
  • Chlorhexidine to Maintain Cleanliness of Restroom Door Handles

Advancement of the Practice

  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Environmental Health Practice
  • Direct From AAS: Mentoring Is for Everyone—Make a Plan, Find Your Role
  • Direct From ATSDR: Using soilSHOPs to Reduce Community Exposures to Lead in Soils
  • Direct From CDC/EHSB: Rodent Control and Public Health: A Description of Local Rodent Control Programs
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • Career Opportunities
  • EH Calendar
  • Resource Corner

Your Association

  • President's Message: More Than the Minimum
  • Special NEHA Members
  • Special Listing
  • Tribute to Our 25-Year Members
  • U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership
  • NEHA 2016 AEC
  • DirecTalk: Musings From the 10th Floor: The Aqueous Solution

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