Air Quality

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…

Taking Action to Address the Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke

By Alan Vette, Acting Director, Air and Energy National Research Program (ORD), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Erika Sasser, Director, Health and Environmental Impacts Division (OAQPS), EPA During Air Quality Awareness Week (April…

Assessment of Community Awareness and Practices Concerning Indoor Air Pollutants — Madison County, Alabama, June 2017

This article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describes a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) that the Alabama Department of Public Health conducted focusing…

CDC’s National Report on Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: Updated Tables March 2018

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences released new data to the Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, an ongoing biomonitoring assessment of the U.S. population’s exposure to environmental chemicals. The Updated Tables, March,…

Legionella Resources from the Michigan Public Health Training Center

The Michigan Public Health Training Center (PHTC) seeks to strengthen the current and future public health workforce through continuing education and student development activities. The Michigan PHTC website includes a robust Resources page, with the…

Journal Article: Integrating Health and Transportation in Nashville, Tennessee

The Journal of Transport and Health recently published an article on “Integrating Health and Transportation in Nashville, Tennessee, USA: From Policy to Projects.” The article focuses on the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s efforts to improve…