APHA Outlines its Key Public Health Priorities

March 29, 2013- The American Public Health Association is urging President Obama during his second term to address several major issues with public-health implications including: gun-violence prevention, climate change, public health funding and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Green Buildings Prove Lucrative to Developers

March 27, 2013- Recent studies shows that not only are environmentally friendly building projects being taken seriously, they are proving to be big business.

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CSI will Hold a Discussion On Classroom Safety In Today’s Environment

March 25, 2013- On Wednesday March, 27th the Northern, IL CSI Chapter will hold a teleconference roundtable discussing classroom safety in today’s environment.

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Girl Scouts of America Offering Environmental Awareness and Engineering Programs

March 22, 2013- As part of their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative, the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have developed a National Leadership Journey entitled It's Your Planet—Love It!

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Lead Poisoning Remains a Global Threat to Humans and Animals

March 20, 2013- While the U.S. has successfully reduced environmental lead levels in recent decades, lead poisoning remains a global threat, reports The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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OSHA Outlines Recordkeeping Requirements

March 18, 2013- The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act requires covered employers to provide a safe workplace and to meet several reporting requirements, including keeping records of workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Tiny Machines Monitor the Body

March 15, 2013 - Researchers at the AAAS Annual Meeting touted the benefits of several tiny machines used to monitor the body...

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Obama Calls for Greener Homes and Businesses

March 13, 2013 - In his February State of the Union address, President Obama called the nation to green action, saying, “Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years.”

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More Cities Adopt Building Benchmarking

March 11, 2013 - The city of Minneapolis recently joined a growing list of cities that aim to improve buildings’ energy efficiency by requiring the benchmarking and disclosure of energy and water usage for public and commercial properties.

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Acid Mining Byproduct May Help Clean Water

March 8, 2013 - A byproduct from the treatment of acid-mine drainage may be able to help clean water from agricultural and wastewater discharges, according to a recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center.  

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Safety Advocates Issue Wakeup Call to States

March 6, 2013 - New findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demonstrate that the trend in declining traffic fatalities in recent years is reversing, with a 7.1% increase in crash fatalities for the first nine months of 2012.

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Workplace Wellness Programs Can Reduce Costs

March 4, 2013 - A new study reveals that health and wellness programs in the workplace can potentially reduce worker health costs by 18 percent on average – and even more for older employees.

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New Research Highlights Noise Hazards in Sports Venues

March 1, 2013 - Noise hazards in sports venues can have an impact on the hearing health of both sports officials and spectators, according to two papers published in the January issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH).  

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