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  • Harvey
  • Hurricane Harvey caused industrial facilities in Texas to release an extra 5.98 million pounds of pollution into the air, according to the most recent analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund: the pollutants benzene and toluene, both carcinogens, as well as a brew of other chemicals that can irritate eyes and exacerbate respiratory problems. (apr.org)
  • One of the many preparations for Hurricane Harvey included EPA, TCEQ, and other monitoring entities temporarily removing approximately 75 percent of the stationary air monitoring equipment from the greater Houston, Corpus Christi, and Beaumont areas. (apr.org)
  • Professor Kim Anderson, environmental scientist at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon, is partnering with investigators at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas to study the exposures of residents in that city to petrochemical toxins in the post-Hurricane Harvey period. (wsws.org)
  • Last month, the Associated Press reported that the US Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged the flooding of all 13 of the Houston-area Superfund sites by Hurricane Harvey, including one of the city's most toxic, the US Oil Recovery site that is brimming with cancer-causing compounds. (wsws.org)
  • Hurricane Harvey hit first in Texas on August 25th, followed just 16 days later by Hurricane Irma making landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10th. (microbiologics.com)
  • inhalation
  • For this analysis, a storm-related CO exposure was defined as evidence of inhalation of CO (e.g., self-reported activation of a CO detector) that was related to the storm. (cdc.gov)
  • operations
  • Response and recovery operations occurred over a large physical area and encompassed a wide range of specific activities and operations. (osha.gov)
  • Although all the listed operations occurred regularly during this period, debris reduction, recycling, and disposal were the most prominent tasks and, therefore, were the activities where OSHA most frequently evaluated worker exposures. (osha.gov)
  • Operations conducted during the initial response, such as floodwater removal and search and rescue, are not represented in the data summarized here. (osha.gov)
  • asbestos exposure
  • Over the past few years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have received increased attention when natural disasters occur. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • In 2009, Karen, along with others, founded the Bernie Banton Foundation with a mission to provide support and information to people impacted by asbestos-related diseases and to promote awareness of the dangerous of asbestos exposure. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is 100% committed to making certain a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer has the nation's best legal representation because their compensation depends on it. (thetimesoftexas.com)
  • WASHINGTON, DC, December 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ - The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma advocate says, "We are passionate advocates dedicated to making certain that a US Navy Veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer, or their family members, are talking directly with the nation's most skilled attorneys as opposed to playing lawyer 'wheel of fortune' on the Internet. (thetimesoftexas.com)
  • As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303, if a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer selects the wrong lawyer or law firm, he/she might get gouged on legal fees, shortchanged on compensation, or both. (thetimesoftexas.com)
  • If the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate had to limit themselves to one vital tip for a Veteran with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer it would be: "Call us at 800-714-0303 for extremely honest advice about the nation's top attorneys who have a passion for assisting veterans and those who have served this nation through a compensation claim for mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer. (thetimesoftexas.com)
  • We are specifically talking about a named partner for a law firm that helps Navy Veterans with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer nationwide and not an assistant, secretary, or paralegal. (thetimesoftexas.com)
  • Atlantic
  • Over the past few weeks, the United States has endured back-to-back Category 4 Atlantic hurricanes. (microbiologics.com)
  • Both CDC and the American Society of Safety Engineers wrote reminders to the public that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30, so Americans living far beyond the reach of Isaac need to be adequately prepared. (ohsonline.com)
  • The El Nino weather conditions that led to a quiet Atlantic hurricane season in 2006 will probably dissipate by summer, leading to above-average hurricane activity for 2007. (ohsonline.com)
  • While some debate continues over the cause of increased hurricane activity, there is little question that warming waters in the Atlantic are fueling the storms. (ohsonline.com)
  • In 2006, sea surface temperatures of Atlantic waters, where many hurricanes form, were a record 1.7 degrees above the 1901-1970 average. (ohsonline.com)
  • According to a recent study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), global warming accounted for about half of the hurricane-fueling warmth in Atlantic waters, while natural cycles were a smaller factor. (ohsonline.com)
  • Findings
  • These findings underscore the need for effective prevention messages during storm preparation, warnings, and response periods regarding the correct use of generators and the installation and maintenance of battery-powered CO detectors. (cdc.gov)
  • Russell said the findings likely underestimated the true psychological impact of Hurricane Andrew because those most adversely affected by the hurricane may have relocated from the Miami-Dade area, and thus would have been left out of the follow-up surveys. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • disasters
  • Some of the estimates in this literature may be affected by small samples, omitted variables, endogenous mobility in response to disasters, and errors in the measurement of gestation, as well as by a mechanical correlation between longer gestation and the probability of having been exposed. (nber.org)
  • storms
  • we also suggest estimation methods that correct for omitted unobserved fixed characteristics of the mother, endogenous moving in response to storms, and the above mentioned correlation between gestation length and exposure. (nber.org)
  • Fourteen named storms are forecast spawning seven hurricanes, at least three of which will be intense. (ohsonline.com)
  • Residents
  • To make matters worse, venomous snakes and alligators are not the only dangerous creatures residents and rescue workers have to worry about in hurricane flood waters. (microbiologics.com)
  • The Fifth Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of putative class actions filed by Mississippi and Alabama residents against the federal government alleging trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina-impacted citizens contained hazardous levels of formaldehyde. (masstortdefense.com)
  • increases
  • We find that exposure to a hurricane during pregnancy increases the probability of complications of labor and delivery, and of abnormal conditions of the newborn such as being on a ventilator more than 30 minutes and meconium aspiration syndrome. (nber.org)
  • deaths
  • Only poison center calls and deaths associated with CO exposures deemed to be unintentional were included in this analysis. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to providing poison center call data, TDSHS also provided CDC with information on storm-related deaths with CO exposure listed as the cause of death. (cdc.gov)
  • symptoms
  • 001), such that depression symptoms increased with time for those with pre-employment disaster exposure only. (cambridge.org)
  • 001). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms did not vary significantly between exposure groups at baseline ( P =.61). (cambridge.org)
  • Depression symptoms increased with time for those with pre-employment disaster exposure only, even after controlling for social support. (cambridge.org)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms did not vary between exposure groups. (cambridge.org)
  • In North Carolina, a reported increase in persons presenting with asthma symptoms was postulated to be caused by exposure to mold ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • We further hypothesized that given the extent of the disaster and slowness of recovery, symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression would not decrease after the first-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • A statistically significant decrease in the symptoms of posttraumatic stress or depression was not found within 18 months of Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • We found that people who experienced prior stressful events and who had pre-existing symptoms of psychological distress were more adversely affected by exposure to hurricane-related stressful events," Russell said. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • Hazardous
  • Hazardous levels of noise exposure were particularly common among response and recovery workers involved in debris collection, debris reduction, site clearing, and transportation restoration activities. (osha.gov)
  • When workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise, employers must enroll the workers in a hearing conservation program, similar to the one outlined in 29 CFR 1910.95(c) , OSHA's standard on occupational noise exposure. (osha.gov)
  • Emergency
  • This evaluation has brought to light the potential for emergency response workers to be exposed to excessive noise levels that could contribute to hearing loss. (cdc.gov)
  • Emergency response plans should consider noise exposures in shelters and structures used to house animals and should consider engineering and administrative controls in addition to providing HPDs to workers. (cdc.gov)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Emergency Response Resources at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/flood.html . (osha.gov)
  • CDC's hurricane readiness tips are posted at www.cdc.gov/Features/HurricanePreparedness/ and include preparing emergency supplies in advance, heeding evacuation orders, how to get through the storm as safely as possible if ordered not to evacuate, and protecting pets. (ohsonline.com)
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers advice concerns crisis management and the importance of having an emergency plan in place when a contingency situation, such as a hurricane, happens at work, at home, or in a community. (ohsonline.com)
  • and providing emergency response training. (ohsonline.com)
  • Why GAO Did This Study: Following the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, the Congress appropriated more than $8 billion to the Department of Homeland Security s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency for response and recovery activities. (gao.gov)
  • threats
  • Workplaces may encounter these same dangers, in addition to many other serious safety threats, including chemical exposure. (osha.gov)
  • outcomes
  • Weathering the storm: Hurricanes and birth outcomes, " Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 487-503. (nber.org)
  • worker
  • Each employer is also responsible for preserving, maintaining, and providing workers with access to worker exposure and medical records in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1020 . (osha.gov)
  • The results of current hurricane-related worker sampling can be found on OSHA's Website . (osha.gov)
  • flood
  • OSHA Flood Response and Recovery Resources at http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/response.html . (osha.gov)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Hurricane and Flood Response Resources at http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/index.cfm?id=2472 . (osha.gov)
  • assess
  • To assess the impact of storm-related CO exposures and to enhance prevention efforts, CDC analyzed data from five disparate surveillance sources on CO exposures reported during September 13--26 in counties of southeast Texas that were declared disaster areas by the federal government. (cdc.gov)
  • The researchers studied data from 975 Miami-Dade County adolescents who lived through Hurricane Andrew to assess psychological distress before, during and five to seven years after the storm. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • struck
  • On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck the coast of Texas, leaving approximately 2.3 million households in the southeastern portion of the state without electricity ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • consequences
  • Firefighters represent an important population for understanding the consequences of exposure to potentially traumatic stressors. (cambridge.org)
  • Although the short-term mental health consequences of Hurricane Andrew have been documented, the study of sociology doctoral student and lead author David Russell and professors John Taylor and Donald Lloyd of adolescents is the first to show that it had long-term effects on mental health. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • emotional
  • Not only did Andrew cause emotional distress immediately following the hurricane, the researchers found that it indirectly affected mental health years later. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • employers
  • It is intended as a guide and quick reference for employers and response and recovery workers. (osha.gov)
  • If these workers had similar exposures in their daily jobs, they would be enrolled in a hearing loss prevention program by their employers. (cdc.gov)
  • recovery
  • APA has assembled the best one-stop shopping list of mitigation, recovery, and response resources that we could identify among federal agencies and some national nonprofits. (planning.org)
  • 4. Fernando , DM , Hebert , B. Resiliency and recovery: lessons from the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. (cambridge.org)
  • establish
  • In a separate effort, HHS s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is taking steps to establish a system to register HHS employees and other federal public health and medical personnel who are deployed to a disaster, but it has not completed this effort. (gao.gov)
  • Risks
  • In June 2006, FEMA prepared an informational brochure informing EHU occupants of the potential risks of formaldehyde exposure, encouraging them to ventilate their units, and urging them to seek medical help if they developed health problems related to formaldehyde. (masstortdefense.com)
  • long term
  • The RECAP screening standards are intended to be protective levels based on long-term (i.e., 30-year) exposures to children and adults in a residential setting. (epa.gov)
  • noise
  • Twenty percent of the 324 workers evaluated had noise exposure levels above OSHA's permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 90 decibels (dBA). (osha.gov)
  • Some of the highest noise exposures (above the PEL of 90 dBA) were associated with operating heavy equipment, chippers, chain saws, and industrial vacuums. (osha.gov)
  • among
  • Among the wide-scale impacts of Hurricane Katrina, the storm caused significant loss of life and disrupted power, natural gas, water, and sewage treatment, road safety, and other essential services to the city. (epa.gov)
  • In September 2005, the CDC reported 30 pediatric and adult cases of MRSA among a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees at a Dallas, TX facility. (microbiologics.com)
  • health effects
  • This report provides information on how to limit exposure to mold and how to identify and prevent mold-related health effects. (cdc.gov)
  • Evidence is included about assessing exposure, clean-up and prevention, personal protective equipment, health effects, and public health strategies and recommendations. (cdc.gov)
  • Data
  • This report describes the results of that analysis, which indicated that one data source, Texas poison centers, received reports of 54 persons with storm-related CO exposures during the surveillance period. (cdc.gov)
  • The first screening was conducted between 6 and 9 months after Hurricane Katrina and the second round of data collection was conducted 13 to 18 months after the hurricane. (cambridge.org)
  • major
  • President Obama signed major disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi on Aug. 29 as Isaac, a hurricane now downgraded to a tropical storm, moved slowly to the northwest across Louisiana. (ohsonline.com)