October 2020

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 83, Number 3

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About the Cover

Airbnb is the world’s leading platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) short-term housing rentals. Airbnbs are typically used as an alternative to a stay in a hotel or other traditional hospitality offering. This issue’s cover article, “Assessing Potential Public Health Concerns in Airbnb Venues in Four Canadian Cities,” examined the prevalence of important amenities relevant to public health such as smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits, as well as if smoking is allowed and if breakfast is served. The article found that many Airbnb venues in Canada have conditions that could pose a health risk to guests. These results highlight the need for government agencies to take into account public health concerns when regulating the P2P housing marketplace.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • Assessing Potential Public Health Concerns in Airbnb Venues in Four Canadian Cities
  • Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Suburban Vegetable Soils From Open Fields and Greenhouses in Jilin City, an Industrial City in China
  • Environmental Infection Risks for Outdoor Athletes

Advancement of the Practice

  • Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services: Empowered by Tracking: Using Data to Solve Public Health Problems

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • EH Calendar
  • Resource Corner
  • JEH Quiz #2

Your Association

  • President's Message: COVID-19: Science Versus Politics
  • Special Listing
  • 2020 Awards and Scholarships: Recognizing Excellence in the Environmental Health Profession
  • NEHA News
  • DirecTalk: Musings From the 10th Floor: Not a Trail

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