Author Archives: Michelle Shapiro

Annual Air Quality Report from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, tracking the country’s progress in improving air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act. The report, “Our Nation’s Air: Status…

Request for Comment on Proposed Fluoridation Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a proposed operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems that adjust fluoride, and monthly adherence to that range. The proposed operational control…

New Biomonitoring and Environmental Health Testing Videos from APHL

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) released two new videos on biomonitoring and environmental health testing: What is biomonitoring? Biomonitoring is the process of testing people for chemicals in their body to determine how…

Minneapolis Health Department Supports a Young Food Entrepreneur

By Dan Huff, Director of Environmental Health, and Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner of Health, Minneapolis Health Department Jaequan Faulkner, 13, started selling hot dogs in front of his Minneapolis home in 2016, calling his establishment “Mr.…

Confront the Health Impacts of Climate Change with NACCHO’s Toolkit

By Dylan Williams, Intern, and Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Senior Program Analyst, NACCHO Climate change is a problem of national magnitude that affects the health of all Americans. Climate change deteriorates the health of the public by…