Water

National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website

The National Library of Medicine announced a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. The new design, informed by extensive user research,…

New Environmental Health Success Stories from ASTHO

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) published new environmental health success stories highlighting promising and useful practices and implementation strategies developed by state and territorial health agencies: Wisconsin Creates Local Adaptation Strategies…

Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup

NACCHO is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup. Having access to clean and safe water during and after emergencies is vital for all communities. When events…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…

EPA Researchers Partner with WaterStep to Deliver Clean Water During Emergencies

After extreme weather events like hurricanes, water systems can flood, inhibiting their ability to provide safe drinking water to communities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saw a need for portable water treatment systems to provide…