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  • Harvey
  • For Hurricane Harvey, we see that most of the damage in the Houston area was due to inland flooding caused by record breaking amounts of rainfall in Southeast Texas. (exponent.com)
  • As the energy capital of the country recovers from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the oil and gas industry will begin to assess the impacts to its infrastructure and ask the question: What additional threats need to be considered due to Hurricane Harvey? (exponent.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Our research seeks to understand the extent of wastewater releases during Hurricane Harvey and monitor human exposure to pathogens," Kapoor said. (utsa.edu)
  • The release of these contaminants can pose a threat to humans in the areas affected by the storm, as seen by the two cases of bacterial infections that were traced back to the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, one of which ended in the death of a 77-year-old Kingwood, Texas woman. (utsa.edu)
  • In preparation for Hurricane Harvey, approximately 75 percent of the stationary air monitoring equipment in these areas was temporarily removed. (texas.gov)
  • Hurricane Harvey recently left a destructive path of damage, flooding, and vast loss in its wake. (starr.org)
  • 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)
  • victims
  • NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nearly two dozen companies that manufactured government-issued trailers for storm victims after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $14.8 million in a proposed class-action settlement of claims that the temporary shelters exposed occupants to hazardous fumes. (southbendtribune.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by complaints it was pushing hurricane victims out before the holidays, FEMA extended its hotel housing program Tuesday by a month in 10 states where most of the homeless evacuees sought shelter. (southbendtribune.com)
  • My country has completed the first phase of earthquake disaster response, but the next step involves housing victims and continuing efforts to contain the health threat posed by the earthquake and its aftermath. (washingtontimes.com)
  • severe
  • Long term management may be needed for more severe cases of seasonal allergies such as allergen immunotherapy. (myfox8.com)
  • always locations where the intensity of the event is not The passage of hurricane Hugo over Puerto Rico in as severe as in others, a reality that provides refuge to 1989 was a wake-up call to ecologists regarding the organisms experiencing the event. (deepdyve.com)
  • disasters
  • As a consulting firm whose employees spend a great deal of time analyzing "disasters," we understand that recovery will be a long process for everyone involved, fraught with unique challenges and complications. (exponent.com)
  • The National Science Foundation awards RAPID grants to researchers to support urgent projects such as quick-response studies following natural disasters. (utsa.edu)
  • Disasters disproportionately strike the poor, socially deprived, and marginalized, and their consequences may be more serious and long-lasting in these groups. (springer.com)
  • There are important differences between technologic and natural disasters that are believed to affect the psychological and social responses to technological disasters. (cdc.gov)
  • Over the past few years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have received increased attention when natural disasters occur. (simmonsfirm.com)
  • In a commentary in the same journal, Hanfling wrote that large-scale disasters such as the Japanese tsunami, the Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina offer a stark reminder of how vulnerable the United States and countries around the globe are to catastrophic events. (drugs.com)
  • Irma
  • While cranes are designed for winds that might be expected during a short construction period, Hurricane Irma winds in many areas exceeded these speeds. (exponent.com)
  • Among the reverberating issues post-Hurricane Irma created is a particularly disturbing one: multiple deaths at a Florida nursing home. (acsh.org)
  • physiological
  • A characteristic set of physiological effects-the "stress response" -has been identified and investigated in humans and animals ( Chrousos, 1998 ). (nih.gov)
  • The stress response consists of many coadapted and simultaneous shifts in the physiological functioning of the cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, metabolic, immune, and central nervous systems. (nih.gov)
  • Physiological changes can be accompanied by altered emotional responses, enhanced vigilance, heightened appraisal of risk, enhanced memory storage and retrieval, and changes in motivation. (nih.gov)
  • levels
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • All measured VOC concentrations have remained far below levels of short- and long-term health concern. (texas.gov)
  • The toxicity level inside some trailers was nearly 40 times customary exposure levels, raising fears that residents could contract respiratory problems. (pbs.org)
  • In addition, radiation levels in the Japanese six months after exposure were much lower than the levels seen in people exposed to Chernobyl, even seven to 10 years after the Ukraine nuclear accident, according to the study. (drugs.com)
  • Exposure levels were low in a majority of tested adults and children, and notably were much lower than those reported in studies even several years after the Chernobyl incident," said study author Dr. Masaharu Tsubokura, of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo. (drugs.com)
  • Though the radiation levels don't seem alarming, the health of people living near the plant will need to be tracked for years to come, said Dr. Dan Hanfling, special advisor for emergency preparedness and response for Inova Health System, in Falls Church, Va., and a clinical professor in the department of emergency medicine at George Washington University. (drugs.com)
  • soil
  • Extensive defoliation caused by hurricanes in September 2004 was followed by a strong increase in shoot density in 2005 that may have resulted from reopening the canopy and relocating nitrogen from leaves to the nutrient-poor soil. (nau.edu)
  • However, few studies have examined the long-term (i.e. over a decade) effect of elevated CO2 on soil microbial communities. (nau.edu)
  • The overall changes in microbial communities and soil N pools induced by long-term elevated CO2 suggest constrained microbial N decomposition, thereby slowing the potential maximum growth rate of the microbial community. (nau.edu)
  • extensive
  • 48 hours will generally support visible and extensive mold growth and should be remediated, and excessive exposure to mold-contaminated materials can cause adverse health effects in susceptible persons regardless of the type of mold or the extent of contamination. (cdc.gov)
  • adults
  • In response, DeVylder and colleagues conducted the Survey of Police-Public Encounters among 1,615 adults in four U.S. cities - Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. - who were selected to be representative of the general population. (reuters.com)
  • disturbance
  • A comparison of ten extreme Extreme disturbance events (from now on extreme events in terms of their power and total energy events) are at center stage among social-ecological delivered per unit area revealed a broad range of scientists dealing with issues of sustainability, climate values among them. (deepdyve.com)
  • The results of this long-term study not only show that atmospheric CO 2 concentration had a consistent stimulating effect on aboveground biomass production, but also showed that available water is the primary driver of interannual variation in shoot growth and that the long-term response to elevated CO 2 may have been caused by other factors such as nutrient limitation and disturbance. (nau.edu)
  • Stress
  • Hurricane Katrina highlighted both the crucial role of first responders in times of disaster and the resultant stress on them and their families. (cambridge.org)
  • Baum and colleagues then looked for this same chronic stress response in a community located near a leaking hazardous waste site and found similar results. (cdc.gov)
  • The stress response is an important component of the body's regulatory systems. (nih.gov)
  • The stress response, however, primarily involves reaction in an emergency. (nih.gov)
  • The stress response is a rapid and pervasive adjustment of internal states to prepare an organism to adapt to a threat-to respond to the rigors of "fight or flight" ( Chrousos, 1998 ). (nih.gov)
  • Many aspects of the stress response, however, are inappropriate or maladaptive in the context of modern postindustrial societies. (nih.gov)
  • Nevertheless, the ancient physiologic stress response is triggered when one experiences, for example, a threat to social position, damage to important interpersonal relationships, loss of possessions, or barriers to the achievement of goals. (nih.gov)
  • The rainfall × CO 2 interaction was partially masked at the community level by species-specific responses: elevated CO 2 had an ameliorating effect on Q. myrtifolia growth under water stress. (nau.edu)
  • Mounting a vigorous response to stress in itself or rebounding from substantial insults can cause health issues like heart attacks or indirectly worsen existing co-morbidities. (acsh.org)
  • The APA has also published these suggestions for managing hurricane-related stress from a distance . (starr.org)
  • mold
  • There is one certainty, however - the severity of illnesses which some of those having significant mold exposure are known to have experienced. (counterpunch.org)
  • responders
  • Results suggest that the severity of the traumas experienced from both the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent recovery has important mental health implications for first responders. (cambridge.org)
  • First, registering all responders during a response to a disaster could improve implementation of screening and monitoring services. (gao.gov)
  • human
  • NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health. (nih.gov)
  • events
  • The storm of emotion following the hurricane increased risk for certain stressful life events, such as failing a grade in school, being sent away from home or having to live away from parents. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • If the exposed ical systems have the capacity to evolve, adapt, system does not respond or exhibits a low level innovate, and develop novelty in response to the response to an event, the event was not extreme to the selective pressure of extreme events. (deepdyve.com)
  • The areas affected by extreme events and the duration of the events are related but involve many orders of magnitude in terms of area affected and duration. (deepdyve.com)
  • To do this, it works to save lives and limit damage caused by disease outbreaks on a daily basis in the absence of such high profile events as earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanic eruptions. (washingtontimes.com)
  • FEMA
  • As part of the Hurricane Katrina Response, and pursuant to FEMA Mission Assignment, US EPA and the US Coast Guard (USCG) have responded to an oil spill from the Murphy Oil facility. (epa.gov)
  • diseases
  • Bernie had pleural plaques and asbestosis before his mesothelioma diagnosis and worked to achieve a binding agreement with James Hardie Industries for a long-term compensation fund to help sufferers of asbestos-related diseases who were exposed to the company's asbestos-containing products. (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)
  • people
  • I don't think that many people will experience long-term health problems related to the nuclear accident, if we can keep providing safe and uncontaminated food to the residents," he said. (drugs.com)
  • water
  • Many structures remained flooded for weeks after the hurricane and became saturated with water. (cdc.gov)
  • Evidence
  • TUESDAY, Aug. 14 -- More than one-third of residents of a town near the Japanese nuclear reactor that underwent meltdown last year showed evidence of exposure to radioactive cesium six months after the disaster, new research shows. (drugs.com)
  • improve
  • This text file was formatted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to be accessible to users with visual impairments, as part of a longer term project to improve GAO products' accessibility. (gao.gov)
  • Long-term durability data are needed to improve service life estimates for treated wood products used as critical structural supports in industrial applications. (usda.gov)
  • primarily
  • Biomass response to elevated CO 2 was driven primarily by stimulation of growth of the dominant species, Quercus myrtifolia , while Quercus geminata , the other co-dominant oak, displayed no significant CO 2 response. (nau.edu)