User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Dec 02 2016 21:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,192    
Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare 2.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare — and they are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of an epic political battle over the government’s flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. It turns out that Republicans, especially in the Senate, are not spoiling for a fight. “We are not inclined to lead with our chin,” said No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn of Texas. “And right now, we’v...
Also found in: [+]
Trump taps Price to lead HHS, plans 2nd meeting with Romney 29.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • President-elect Donald Trump moved to fill out his Cabinet Tuesday, tapping Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Aides signaled that at least one other Cabinet nomination was imminent. The president-elect appeared to still be torn over his choice for secretary of state. He summoned former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to New York for dinner Tuesday night to discuss the post for a second time. He was also meeting with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
BYU study could lead to better treatment of prostate cancer 26.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A recent study involving Brigham Young University researchers could be a first step toward predicting better treatment methods for prostate cancer patients. Doctors currently base their treatment of this cancer on experience or statistics, said Michael Scott, a BYU civil and environmental engineering professor, but that method can lead to over- or under-treating the disease. So, BYU researchers teamed up with others from the University of Coruna, University of Texas-Austin and Carnegie Mellon Un... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
Hayden prepares for Turkey Day 20.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Hayden residents were earning their turkey next week with the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday at Dry Creek Park. About 70 people showed up to compete in the 5-kilometer race or to walk at their own pace for a mile. The event benefited the Health and Wellness Team at Hayden Valley Elementary School. The program has existed for the past year and a half. "It's just been a snowball that's been rolling and growing," said Kristin Mortenson, one of the team's leaders. With cuts to the music, arts and physical education programs, the Hayden School District had to find alternative ways to promote physical, emotional and social wellness. "It's just another aspect of education," Hayden Valley Elementary School building administrator Rhonda Sweeter said. She said research has proven that a healthy brain leads to better learning. The Hayden and South Routt school district recently had a health and wellness grant renewed through the Colorado Health Foundation for the next three years. It funds a person to ...
Also found in: [+]
On heels of justice reform, Utah prisons have seen populations decline 16.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Changes in the way Utah punishes drug offenders has contributed to a significant drop in the number of people locked up in the state. Officials projected that the prison population through the first six months of the year was on pace to reach 7,498 before lawmakers passed the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2014, designed to put more drug offenders into treatment and fewer into cells. With the change, the prison population was expected to be held down to 6,674 over the period of time, but tod... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy 14.11.2016 Current Issue
A new book documents a catastrophe in Silver Valley.
Also found in: [+]
Lead levels in Dillon water again exceed federal limit 9.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Testing conducted by the town of Dillon last month again found lead levels in some homes that exceeded the 15 parts per billion limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Also found in: [+]
NFL: Kevin Turner, lead concussion suit plaintiff, had CTE 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Dozens of times since beginning their work on the brains of former football players, boxers and military members who suffered repeated blows to the head, researchers have announced their findings with slides of damaged tissue, strong words about the danger of concussions and perhaps a call for sports officials to take the issue more seriously. At a Boston University medical conference on Thursday, doctors put a human touch on the often clinical diagnoses, announcing to a room stocked wi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
Poison served up for study at Natural History Museum of Utah 18.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Poison gets its due at the Natural History Museum of Utah, with a new exhibit that provides a lively appreciation of chemicals that can kill you. The exhibit, “The Power of Poison,” takes museumgoers through the science, history and culture of toxic substances, to show “how poison really permeates our lives,” said Sarah George, the museum’s executive director. The traveling exhibit, curated by New York’s American Museum of Natural History, opens to the public Saturday, and will run through April...
Also found in: [+]
Utah County health officials: stay out of Big East Lake 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the public and their animals should stay out of Big East Lake in Utah County, health officials warn. Recent test results and monitoring have led the Utah County Health Department to adjust its warnings about algal blooms in the county’s bodies of water. The department has adjusted the Big East Lake’s advisory to “danger,” which “is essentially a closure, as people and animals should not be in or on the lake,” said Ralph Clegg, the department’s executive director, in a news release. Al...
Also found in: [+]
Swiss blame governments for dirty fuel in Africa 19.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Lagos, Nigeria • Swiss commodity traders accused of deliberately blending toxic fuel and dumping it in West Africa say African governments are to blame for failing to invest in refineries and newer vehicles to lower exhaust emissions that cause respiratory and other diseases. “What is very clear is that the role of improving fuel quality in Africa clearly rests with African governments, not with the fuel suppliers,” the Geneva-based African Refiners Association representing many traders said in ...
Also found in: [+]
Toxic algae is in more than 40 California lakes, waterways 19.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the highest count in state history.
Also found in: [+]
Drop in leukemia deaths among children part of cancer milestone 16.9.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. It's official: Brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths among children and adolescents.
Also found in: [+]
Scofield Reservoir reopens to boaters, anglers after toxic algal bloom 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scofield Reservoir reopened Wednesday to boating and fishing after a toxic algal bloom closed the popular Carbon County lake for two weeks. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department determined that toxin levels for cyanobacteria ­— which can cause headache, diarrhea and vomiting if they come into contact with a body, and which are fatal if ingested — decreased enough to no longer pose a public health threat to on-water recreational users, such as boaters, according to a news release. It ...
Also found in: [+]
Steamboat briefs: Emerald Trail work day open to community Saturday 14.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Volunteers are needed to re-establish trails damaged from logging and they should meet at the Blackmere Drive gate at 9 a.m. Following the trail work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Those who bring their bikes can ride down after. Tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. Volunteers can sign up at routtcountyriders.org/volunteer . Volunteers needed for 2016 ReTree Steamboat event Yampa Valley Sustainability Council invites community members to the annual ReTree Steamboat community tree-planting event at 9 a.m. Oct. 8. Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant native riparian species at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area just south of Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River. The project will help restore wildlife habitat and prevent erosion. Lunch and ...
Also found in: [+]
Scofield cyanotoxins now polluting Price River 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With elevated levels of toxins now appearing in Scofield Reservoir and 30 miles downstream in the Price River, officials are advising farmers to avoid using these waters for irrigation and ranchers to not let their livestock drink it. And the Price River Water Improvement District, which taps the Price for its drinking water, is using special equipment to disinfect drinking water. A three-week-old algal bloom last weekend intensified to the point this week where Scofield was closed for public r...
Also found in: [+]
Fish are dead, algae are blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con...
Also found in: [+]
Fish are dead, algae is blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
Algal bloom closes Utah's Scofield Reservoir 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Also found in: [+]
Tony Messenger: In St. Louis schools, water fountains are again symbols of inequality 31.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
ST. LOUIS • Yellow tape marks the drinking fountains in 30 St. Louis public schools as off-limits, denying students even a sip of water. In the wake of this summer’s lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, officials here tested water at their schools, many of them decades-old buildings in need of repair. Some had results bad enough to warrant an immediate shut-off of the drinking fountains; more than a dozen had at least one reading four or five times the readings recorded in Flint homes. At o...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,192