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  • Harvey
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August, industrial facilities in the state shut down, then reopened a few days later. (news-medical.net)
  • impacts
  • 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)
  • The new research is available online in Analysis of Storm-Tide Impacts from Hurricane Sandy in New York , SIR 2015-5036, by C.E. Schubert, R. Busciolano, P.P. Hearn Jr., A.N. Rahav, R. Behrens, J. Finkelstein, J. Monti Jr., and A. E. Simonson. (fema.gov)
  • The high winds and flooding from hurricanes have direct health impacts during the storm itself and immediately after. (kff.org)
  • hazards
  • Recovery workers and residents should take protective measures, including evaluating the work area for hazards, task-specific hazard exposure monitoring, using engineering or work practice to controls to mitigate hazards, using personal protective equipment, following appropriate hygiene procedures, assuming all power lines are live, using appropriate precautions for traffic work zones, and using all equipment correctly. (ohsonline.com)
  • In an informal survey of UWUA Local 1-2 in New York City, nearly all the workers (87%) who responded to the disaster felt they were ill-prepared to deal with the hazards they were confronted with, especially the occupational exposures. (grantome.com)
  • Most importantly, employers must constantly work to be aware of workplace hazards and to take appropriate action to minimize or eliminate employee exposures. (ncdcr.gov)
  • citizens
  • The development will prevent the island's offshore banks, several of which are owned by citizens of crisis-stricken Venezuela, from opening accounts with the Fed that give them direct access to the U.S. financial system. (yahoo.com)
  • Workers
  • It's intended that the spraying will prevent mosquito-borne diseases and prevent emergency response slowdowns by workers inundated by biting insects. (rt.com)
  • When I asked OSHA about the source of the exposure monitoring data that led to the "no toxics air concentrations" assessment, Surbey told me that OSHA has been reviewing "exposure monitoring plans and the monitoring results for response workers conducted by BP and third-party industrial hygiene contractors. (scienceblogs.com)
  • We want to provide the critical workers in potential targeted utility facilities training that will prepare them a) to react quickly;b) to interface with the emergency response/incident command systems;c) to prevent the release of hazardous materials during normal operations;and d) to limit damage to the utility, its infrastructure and to protect themselves, their fellow workers, and the general public. (grantome.com)
  • The only workers who had any sense of preparedness were those who had received emergency response training through volunteer fire departments, volunteer EMT's, or from previous employment in hazardous industries. (grantome.com)
  • Through MAPS, utility workers from around the country rush to the stricken area to assist in restoring necessary utilities. (grantome.com)
  • During a typical hurricane in Florida, up to 6,000 out-of-state utility workers responded. (grantome.com)
  • Contrary to the sluggish governmental response to Katrina's aftermath, Houston residents, relief workers, local government and businesses have extended countless helping hands and heartfelt hospitality toward those affected. (chron.com)
  • 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)
  • California's regulations were developed more than a decade ago in response to a spate of farmworker deaths and are typically looked to as the gold standard. (usatoday.com)
  • California's regulations - developed more than a decade ago in response to a spate of farmworker deaths - are broadly considered the gold standard, and experts said the state's experience is instructive in terms of what it would take for a national law to prevent thousands of injuries that occur each year. (usatoday.com)
  • Maria
  • A "Category 4" storm when it hit the island, 1 Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century, and it caused significant, widespread damage. (kff.org)
  • Drawing on federal and Puerto Rican government statistics and official statements, along with media reports, this issue brief provides a snapshot of key public health challenges in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. (kff.org)
  • Prior to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico faced a number of economic and public health challenges. (kff.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • CHARLIE: That brings us to risk exposure versus risk perception. (science360.gov)
  • 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)
  • Fire is the leading cause of loss in every calendar year, and watching a pile of plastic pallets ignite into a 60-foot fire while you feel the radiant heat through the glass of the lab's observation deck is a powerful reality check for anyone evaluating risk exposure in their facility. (riskmanagementmonitor.com)
  • In most cases, depending on the risk factors above, distressing responses are temporary. (ymcahouston.org)
  • Exposure rises most rapidly in developing countries, as development moves increasingly into areas of high and rising flood risk," said Allianz. (businessinsurance.com)
  • impact
  • Lead author Dr. Nathalie Maitre said of the results: "Our findings add to our understanding that more exposure to these types of supportive touch can actually impact how the brain processes touch, a sense necessary for learning and social-emotional connection. (freedomsphoenix.com)
  • minimal
  • While many hospitals may already be familiar with expected challenges during catastrophic events," DeNicola said, "Previously, we didn't have the necessary shared language and networks to address challenges and implement responses with minimal disruption to obstetric and neonatal care. (acog.org)
  • debris
  • Cleanup work can involve a variety of activities, including demolition, removal of floodwater from structures, cleaning up debris, use of cranes and other heavy equipment, emergency response activities, and hazardous waste operations. (ohsonline.com)
  • Texas
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • A hurricane warning is in effect for the Lower Texas coast from Port Mansfield south to the Texas-Mexico border. (ens-newswire.com)
  • injuries
  • We are especially concerned in light of the increase in industrial accidents this year, that recovery efforts not lead to injuries or fatalities as Hawaii recovers from Hurricane Lane. (ohsonline.com)
  • temporary
  • This research measured the intensity of Hurricane Sandy through tools like tide gauges, stream gauges, temporary sensors, and high-water marks. (fema.gov)
  • short-term
  • 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)
  • EPA also studied only very short-term exposures. (prwatch.org)
  • 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)
  • emergency
  • 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)
  • A study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) looked at how damage estimates grow following a storm, like Hurricane Sandy. (fema.gov)
  • WURP prioritizes technical assistance for drinking water and wastewater utilities based upon system vulnerability and infrastructure risks identified through desktop assessments that determine topographic vulnerabilities, emergency response (ER) events, regional program recommendations, and utility interest. (mass.gov)
  • Maps are also used during emergency response efforts and for non-emergency scenarios, such as MassDEP permitting, inspection and review of regulated facilities, troubleshooting water utility issues, watershed/resource protection, and climate change resilience planning. (mass.gov)
  • A plan can also save lives when an emergency strikes. (ncdcr.gov)
  • methods
  • 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)
  • storm
  • 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)
  • In Mexico, a hurricane warning remains in effect for northeastern Mexico from south of the border to La Cruz, and a tropical storm warming is in effect south of La Cruz to Cabo Rojo. (ens-newswire.com)
  • health
  • What's been difficult from the human health point of view is that it's been difficult to characterize the different constituents in the crude oil," said NIEHS Worker Education Training Program director Chip Hughes during a May 25th Partnerships for Environmental Public Health update on the Gulf oil spill response. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Dermal exposures are a crude oil and petroleum product health hazard. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The Cancer Data Review is an addendum to the public health assessment released this May, which found that ongoing exposure to lead in children six years of age and younger living in or near the Omaha Lead site is a public health hazard. (ens-newswire.com)
  • Hurricanes can have both near and long-term effects on public health (see Box 1). (kff.org)
  • total
  • 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)
  • agency
  • Other factors, including smoking, occupation, diet, length of residency and industrial exposure in Omaha Lead Site residents, could not be controlled or accounted for the agency said. (ens-newswire.com)
  • state
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Aug. 29 that the hurricane had cost state and local governments more than $24 million initially. (ohsonline.com)
  • found
  • 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)
  • growth
  • The survey pointed out that population growth, socioeconomic growth and urbanization are the most important drivers of the overall increase in exposure. (businessinsurance.com)
  • 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)
  • lead
  • As this latest hurricane season demonstrated, waiting until a catastrophic event is imminent or underway is too late for hospitals to adequately respond or guarantee patients' safety and security," said Nathaniel DeNicola, M.D., lead author of the new Committee Opinion. (acog.org)
  • Using information provided by the Nebraska Cancer Registry (1990-2001), ATSDR compared the cancers that may be associated with lead exposure - bladder, brain, kidney, lung and stomach. (ens-newswire.com)
  • Public
  • 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)