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- Donald Rasmussen: Coal miners’ physician, humble man July 27, 2015Dr. Donald Rasmussen, 87, spent more than 50 years in Appalachia treating coal miners with lung disease. He was at the forefront of efforts during the 1960's to challenge the establishment's views that exposure to coal mine dust damaged miners' lungs.
- No economic recovery for kids: Childhood poverty higher than during Great Recession July 24, 2015Technically, the recession is over. So it may come as a surprise to learn that more U.S. children are living in poverty right now than during the Great Recession. To be more specific: About 1.7 million more children live in low-income working families than just a few years ago.
- Safety board member sneers at recommendations for improved safety regulations July 23, 2015A member of the Chemical Safety Board---an agency established to make recommendations to OSHA and EPA----has a troubling view about regulations.
- “Code Silver”: Beware of violent hospital patients, visitors July 22, 2015In a hospital "Code Blue" will shift staff into high gear. "Code Silver" will get their adrenaline pumping, too, but for a very different reason.
- More evidence that indoor smoking bans and smart public health policy are good for people’s health July 21, 2015Because there can never be enough research to illustrate the positive impact of public health policy on people’s health, here’s another one. This one found that comprehensive smoke-free indoor air laws resulted in a lower risk of asthma symptoms and fewer asthma-related doctor’s visits.
- Will successful Colorado program to prevent teen pregnancies survive? July 20, 2015The Colorado Family Planning Initative has helped thousands of low-income Colorado women get long-acting contraception and avoid unplanned pregnancies. But the program's foundation funding has run out, and the state's legislature has declined to provide more.
- Messaging study: Putting a human face on opioid addiction increases public support for naloxone July 17, 2015Every day in the U.S., more than 40 people die after overdosing on prescription painkillers. Deaths from a more notorious form of opiates — heroin — increased five-fold between 2001 and 2013. Addressing this problem — one that’s often described as a public health crisis — requires action on many fronts, from preventing abuse in the first place to getting tho […]
- Fatal work injury that killed Jason Strycharz was preventable, OSHA cites Kloeckner Metals July 16, 2015The fatal work-related injuries that killed Jason Strycharz, 40 could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
- Company and consultants go out of their way to obstruct OSHA inspection July 15, 2015OSHA inspectors attempted to investigate the circumstances of a foundry worker with lead poisoning. The employer and its consulting firm threw obstacles in the inspectors' way, but two judges saw through their obstruction.
- Occupational Health News Roundup July 14, 2015Leaders in the domestic workers movement write about continuing challenges and forward progress; Wisconsin workers lose right to a living wage; OSHA designates DuPont a severe violator; and Michigan advocates organize for paid sick leave.
- Via @NPR: Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry n.pr/1OquB0V 2 days ago
- Can rice give you cancer? 'Not if you cook it in a coffee percolator' | via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/science/s… 5 days ago
- Not just #bees--#neonicotinoids and old nicotinoids may contribute to #psychosis for us too. #smoking #mentalhealth twitter.com/medical_xpress… 2 weeks ago
- Ramnath Subramanian: The myth that better education requires more money: elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_284… via @elpasotimes 2 weeks ago
- @GrowingReturns Will C offset payment recipients need more #herbicide? #weeds, #water #rice #drought #carbon 2 weeks ago