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  • floods
  • Former and retired EPA official Thomas Voltaggio, who supervised Superfund cleanups and emergency responses for 20 years, told AP after reviewing the photos, "It is intuitively obvious that the rains and floods of the magnitude that occurred during Hurricane Harvey would have resulted in some level of contamination having been released to the environment. (wsws.org)
  • Hurricane Harvey as it makes landfall in Texas on August 24 Open Health News has posted hundreds of articles on how open source solutions have been used in disaster response and recovery, from hurricanes to tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, and to infectious disease outbreaks such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (openhealth.news)
  • Tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and other emergency situations can aggravate existing dermatologic conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. (healthday.com)
  • This will help researchers predict continuing ailments from the Harvey floods - and health problems from future storms," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a news conference Wednesday. (texastribune.org)
  • Make an assessment and document as soon as possible record(s) that were lost and were unable to be replaced due to damage caused by hurricane Harvey and/or floods. (texas.gov)
  • Since coming to NPR in 2011, she has covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, embedded with the Afghan army after the American combat mission ended, and reported on floods and hurricanes in the U.S. She's also reported on research about puppies . (keranews.org)
  • disasters
  • Health IT and emergency response applications and actions that have succeeded in the current crisis are the very same type of applications and approach that has succeeded in dozens and dozens of major disasters that have taken over the past twenty years: open source apps, collaboration, community, local response backed by national and international aid. (openhealth.news)
  • The National Science Foundation awards RAPID grants to researchers to support urgent projects such as quick-response studies following natural disasters. (utsa.edu)
  • Naled is used elsewhere in the US, with health departments spraying about one million pounds on 16 million acres each year - especially after disasters like hurricanes and flooding - to curb mosquitos. (rt.com)
  • FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. (healthday.com)
  • This position offers excellent exposure to inter-/trans-disciplinary team science, integrating data and expertise across the source-to-outcome continuum to address the critical emerging risk of catastrophic chemical contamination events caused by natural and man-made disasters. (sra.org)
  • When developing this approach, it is important to remember that not all disasters are forseen, so it is imperative to have distinct approaches to deal with both forecasted (hurricanes) and sporadic disasters (mass shootings, tornadoes), which provide limited-to-no lead time. (riskmanagementmonitor.com)
  • Fagundes hopes the study will encourage future work focusing on exposure to disasters and the related negative mental and physical health outcomes. (rice.edu)
  • population exposures
  • These include use of computational and probabilistic dose-response methods to improve upon existing toxicity values, working with the Center's Exposure Science Core to convert between environmental concentrations and population exposures, working with the Center's Data Science Core to develop computational read-across approaches, and supporting economic impact modeling conducted by collaborators at the University of North Carolina. (sra.org)
  • occupational
  • These small non-coding ribose nucleic acids function to regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and have been shown to participate in multiple disease pathways including cancer, heart disease, apoptosis, as well as immune responses to microbial hazards and occupational allergens. (frontiersin.org)
  • Collecting clinically significant environmental and occupational exposures with PSDs. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Occupational exposure such as subsistence farming and living in rodent-infested and flood-prone urban slums are the main causes of infection. (wsws.org)
  • Maria
  • Three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, relief efforts have been woefully inadequate, as cries for rapid assistance and support continue to go unheeded. (wsws.org)
  • disruption
  • This lasting exposure, disruption, and traumatic stress can take an immense toll on survivors' overall health and well-being (American Psychological Association, 2011). (starr.org)
  • storms
  • That may be small beer compared to the estimated £50billion of total insurance exposures to the storms which have battered the Caribbean and America's Southern states. (thisismoney.co.uk)
  • disaster response
  • Our experience applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to disaster response can be of great value to insurance catastrophe managers, who require full information to manage the carrier's response in an inherently chaotic situation. (exponent.com)
  • A substantial portion the open source applications for emergency and disaster response that exist are actually already on the news website in the form of articles and resource pages. (openhealth.news)
  • Hopefully, the disconnect between open source emergency and disaster response tools and emergency response agencies and organizations in the US will be fixed soon. (openhealth.news)
  • There are several toolkits and guides that have been created to use with children about emergency preparedness and disaster response. (starr.org)
  • Gulf Coast
  • Structures located along the coastlines of hurricane-prone regions such as the U.S. Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard are at great risk during large storm events (including hurricanes) because of high water levels, which have the potential to inundate vast areas. (exponent.com)
  • impacts
  • The past several weeks have seen unprecedented hurricane impacts across the Caribbean islands, Texas, and Florida. (exponent.com)
  • Pesticide Action Network (PAN) states that long-term impacts of Naled exposure can be serious - particularly for children - as it is a hormone disruptor and a reproductive and developmental toxin. (rt.com)
  • potentially
  • The plan is to test our hypothesis that sewage overflows and storm water runoff from Harvey have released high levels of potentially harmful organisms into Texas waterways. (utsa.edu)
  • The US Air Force is spraying 6 million acres in Texas with potentially harmful insecticides, as the state tries to rid itself of swarms of mosquitoes nesting in flooded areas after Hurricane Harvey. (rt.com)
  • environmental
  • 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)
  • Vikram Kapoor , an assistant professor in The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research microbial contaminants in southeast and south central Texas waterways following Hurricane Harvey. (utsa.edu)
  • It is modeled after the World Trade Center Health Registry , which sought to track the health effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, but is also "the first of its kind to collect information about environmental exposures after a major flooding event," according to a news release. (texastribune.org)
  • Joint Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and International Society of Environmental Epidemiology. (oregonstate.edu)
  • These samplers can be used to evaluate air quality and your personal environmental exposures. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Human infections occur through exposure to contaminated environmental sources via cuts, skin or mucosal abrasions, conjunctiva and possibly oral ingestion. (wsws.org)
  • During Hurricane Floyd in 1999, the manure lagoons from dozens of hog farms spilled "over thousands of acres of private and public lands and into the watersheds of four rivers that feed the second-largest estuary system in the nation," according to the environmental news site Coastal Review. (newrepublic.com)
  • study
  • According to a recent study, alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to food aromas and increases caloric intake. (foxnews.com)
  • This study shows that chronic hepatitis C antiviral treatment can result in a high rate of sustained virologic response in U.S. veterans. (jerseycitymvp.com)
  • Chemical
  • To develop antidotes for chemical agents, such as cyanide and mustard gas, scientists need analytical methods that track not only the level of exposure but also how the drug counteracts the effects of the chemical. (news-medical.net)
  • bacterial
  • Studies focused on microbial exposure, including bacterial infections, as well as exposure to different allergens have shown miRNAs, such as miR-21, miR-146, miR-132, miR-155, and the let-7 family members, to be involved in immune and inflammatory responses. (frontiersin.org)
  • major
  • Though Florence was downgraded to Category 2 on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center says it's still an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" that's expected to bring "life-threatening storm surge"-as high as 13 feet in some places-and as much as 40 inches of rain, which "would produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding. (newrepublic.com)
  • human
  • Fungal bioaerosols are ubiquitous in the environment and human exposure can result in a variety of health effects ranging from systemic, subcutaneous, and cutaneous infections to respiratory morbidity including allergy, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (frontiersin.org)
  • At the very moment Theresa May's government is taking flak for the perceived poor response to the flattening of the British Virgin Islands and the unfolding human tragedy. (thisismoney.co.uk)
  • Texas
  • If I smell something out here, it's bad, and I can tell you during Harvey, it smelled real bad," said Juan Flores in Galena Park, Texas, about a leak that caused strong gasoline odors to waft through town. (apr.org)
  • The article below is about how the Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network (SFA) responded to the crisis by leveraging their open source EHR, OpenEMR , to reach out to their patients and victims of the hurricane in areas of Texas that are virtually inaccessible. (openhealth.news)
  • Hurricane Harvey, which began as a Category 4 storm, dumped more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain on parts of Texas over the course of four days. (rt.com)
  • Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 5 feet of rain in parts of Texas, the most of any U.S. storm on modern record, according to the National Hurricane Center. (insideclimatenews.org)
  • During Harvey, Coke encouraged local aid workers to break into their Beaumont, Texas plant to pillage for drinking water and other supplies to support the community, which had been ravished by the storm. (riskmanagementmonitor.com)
  • damage
  • The Radiation Control Program is aware that some of you in areas affected by Harvey and flooding have lost or had damage to the records that you are required to maintain for compliance. (texas.gov)
  • While he escaped much damage during Harvey, his home has flooded three times since he bought it in 1996. (insideclimatenews.org)
  • Hurricane Harvey recently left a destructive path of damage, flooding, and vast loss in its wake. (starr.org)
  • natural
  • Compounding this existing exposure to natural hazards, climate change is expected to increase the frequency, intensity, and duration of EWEs. (exponent.com)
  • areas
  • Providing relief to the victims, and areas impacted by the hurricanes, require immediate, coordinated relief and recovery efforts. (openhealth.news)
  • The Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is located in one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey and currently recovering. (openhealth.news)
  • Understanding how rural areas are different when it comes to drug use and drug overdose deaths, including opioids, can help public health professionals identify, monitor, and prioritize their response to this epidemic. (govdelivery.com)
  • Our inspectors are aware of the areas that have been affected by Harvey and will take this into consideration during future inspections. (texas.gov)
  • The goal of the partnership is to place personal samplers on individuals living in and near hurricane-damaged areas. (oregonstate.edu)
  • risk
  • Many studies have also linked prenatal exposure to OP pesticides to neurological harms, including increased risk of autism and reduced IQ levels, as it may cross the placenta if it is in the bloodstream of a mammal. (rt.com)
  • In most cases, depending on the risk factors above, distressing responses are temporary. (ymcahouston.org)
  • Not only does this help protect your brand integrity and minimize your exposure to risk, but also helps improve customer relations. (riskmanagementmonitor.com)
  • Observational studies from Salvador, Brazil, noted elevated antibodies of previous exposure among low-income and black populations, citing proximity to open sewers, accumulated refuse and rat sightings as risk factors. (wsws.org)
  • Fund manager Artemis estimates that some $14billion (£11billion) are being put at risk so far by this year's Atlantic hurricane season. (thisismoney.co.uk)
  • health
  • Total Exposure Health Conference, Bethesda, MD. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Total Exposure Health. (oregonstate.edu)
  • And lastly, for health and mental health professionals interested in volunteering to help survivors impacted by Hurricane Harvey, The American Red Cross has set up this page . (starr.org)
  • We found that people who are slightly depressed and stressed out about their health risks prior to a disaster had a negative response to the actual disaster in the form of these immune markers showing up in their bloodstream," Fagundes said. (rice.edu)
  • high
  • Naled, a neurotoxin sold under the brand name Dibrom, works by killing an enzyme in insects and leads to overstimulating the nervous system, causing nausea, dizziness and confusion and at high exposure, respiratory paralysis and death. (rt.com)
  • Recent
  • Recent research has focused on the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) following fungal exposure and is overlooked, yet important, group of regulators capable of influencing fungal immune responses through a variety of cellular mechanisms. (frontiersin.org)
  • Recent animal model studies have characterized miRNAs following the exposure to inflammatory stimuli. (frontiersin.org)
  • National Hurric
  • According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is expected to travel directly through North Carolina's coastal lowlands, where much of the state's 9 million hogs are raised. (newrepublic.com)
  • emergency response
  • It's intended that the spraying will prevent mosquito-borne diseases and prevent emergency response slowdowns by workers inundated by biting insects. (rt.com)
  • We strive to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to the public through effective licensing, registration, inspection, enforcement, and emergency response. (texas.gov)
  • You should follow the recommendations of your local emergency response organization to protect yourself and others from harm. (texas.gov)
  • navy
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • require
  • The unfortunate truth is that multiple threats may have been created and/or magnified by Harvey, some of which may require an immediate response. (exponent.com)
  • studies
  • Interestingly, the few studies have assessed that the miRNA profiles following fungal exposure have identified the same critical miRNAs that have been characterized in other inflammatory-mediated and allergy-induced experimental models. (frontiersin.org)
  • The response rates in the real-world setting of the VA supplement the overall findings from the controlled clinical studies of ZEPATIER. (jerseycitymvp.com)