Water

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…

CDC Report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water

CDC released an MMWR report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water (e.g., in lakes, rivers and oceans). During 2000–2014, public health officials from 35 states and Guam voluntarily reported 140 outbreaks resulting in at…

Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit

Local health departments play a critical role in promoting effective strategies to improve and maintain oral health. NACCHO’s new Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit has resources to help local health departments and other organizations educate…

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Messages for Summer Safety

The summer months present a unique set of environmental health challenges for practitioners to consider. Climbing temperatures awaken a host of public health vectors (animals and insects that can transmit diseases to humans). Public pools…