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Water Supply

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Water-supply problems arise in all phases of the disaster-management cycle. As with all other elements of emergency management, water supplies can be designed and maintained in ways that help to reduce the health impacts of disasters. It is useful to distinguish between large-scale, formal water-supply systems (e.g. urban water-supply systems) and small-scale, scattered supplies. The distinction is not so much between urban and rural areas, as one based on the level of t...

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Division of Safety National Institutes of Health

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This compound i s toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic. Avoid formation and breathing of aerosols or vapors. Laboratory operations should be conducted i n a firtle hood, glove box, or vent1 lated cabinet. Avoid skin contact: I f exposed, wash with soap and cold water. Avoid rubbing of skin or increasing i t s temperature. For eye exposure, irrigate immediately with large amounts of water. For ingestion, induce vomiting. For inhalation, remove victim promptly to clean air. ...

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Strychnine : Method 5016, Issue 2, Dated 15 August 1994

By: Martha J. Seymour

Method S302 was issued on February 17, 1978 [2], and evaluated over the range 0.073 to 0.34 mg/m 3 using a 180-L sample [1,5]. Overall precision, S rT, was 0.059 with an average recovery of 100.9%, representing a non-significant bias. The concentration of strychnine was independently verified by analysis of filter samples with a UV spectrophotometer at 254 nm. Recovery was 0.98 in the range of 13.5 to 54.1 g per sample. Collection efficiency was determined to be at least...

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El Tabaquismo Entre Adultos en Estados Unidos : Salud Del Aparato ...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

En 2001, la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica (EPOC) fue la cuarta causa principal de muertes en Estados Unidos: mas de 118,000 fallecimientos. Mas del 90% de esas muertes se atribuyen a fumar (tabaquismo). (p. 500) -- De acuerdo con el Segundo Estudio de Prevencion de la Sociedad Americana del Cancer, las probabilidades de que las mujeres fumadoras mueran de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica son 13 veces mayores que las probabilidades de las mujeres que nunc...

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Surveillance for Outbreaks of Escherichia Coli O157 : H7 Infection...

By: Robert V. Tauxe, M. D., M. P. H.

Attached is the annual summary of outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157: H7 infection reported to CDC from January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998. Please share this information with your personnel who conduct E. coli O157: H7 outbreak investigations. If the attached 1998 outbreak data from your state are incomplete or inaccurate, please contact Mary Evans at CDC’s Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch. As the central location for the reporting of E. coli O157: H7 outb...

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Reasons for Tobacco Use and Symptoms of Nicotine Withdrawal Among ...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Users — ContCigarettes and other foinrumesd of tobacco are addictive because of the presence of nicotine (1). Among adults in the United States who have ever smoked daily, 91.3% tried their first cigarette and 77.0% became daily smokers before age 20 years (2). Among high school seniors who had ever tried smokeless tobacco (SLT), 73% did so by the ninth grade (2). To further characterize the development of nicotine addiction among persons aged 10–22 years, CDC an...

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition U.S. Department of Health and Hum...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

If you wish to petition HHS to consider adding a class of employees to the Special Exposure Cohort and you are NOT either a member of that class, a survivor of a member of that class, or a labor organization representing or having represented members of that class, then 42 CFR Part 83, Section 83.7(c) requires that you obtain written authorization. You can obtain such authorization from either an employee who is a member of the class or a survivor of such an employee. Yo...

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U.S. Department Oh Commerce Daniel C. Roper, Seuretary Bureau or t...

By: Trudy Murphy

REPORTS ON BIRTH AND MORTALITY STATISTICS ISSUED BY THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS Text and text tables, summary and rate tables, and general tables for continentrd United States, with supplemental statistics for Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. MORTALITY STATISTICS(Annual): Text and text tables, —ary and rate tables, and general tables for continental United States, with supplemental statistics for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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Fact Sheet Foods and Beverages Sold outside of the School Meal Pro...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

About SHPPS SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. Results from SHPPS 2000 are published in the Journal of School Health, Volume 71, Number 7, September 2001. n 94.0% of elementary schools, 89.4% of middle/ junior high schools, and 73.4% of senior high schools implement a closed campus policy. n 43.0% of elementary, 73.9% of middle/junior high, and 98.2% of seni...

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Von Willebrand Disease and Other Inherited Bleeding Disorders in W...

By: Anne Dilley, Ph. D.

ABSTRACT: Objective: This study sought to estimate the prevalence of von Willebrand Disease and other bleeding disorders in women with and without diagnosed menorrhagia. Methods: Women with menorrhagia were identified among members of a health maintenance organization in the southeastern United States through a computer search for appropriate ICD-9 codes. A random sample of members with no such code was selected as controls. The study included 121 women with menorrhagia ...

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Weight History (Whq) Section (June 2002) Sample Person Questionnaire

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The Weight History section (abbreviated AWHQ@ in the NHANES questionnaire variable naming convention scheme) provides personal interview data on several questions related to body weight.

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Hiv/Aids Counseling and Testing in the Criminal Justice System

By: Department of Health and Human Services

One state found that one-third of all the people who tested positive for HIV between 1989-1999 were tested at the state prison. Counseling and testing services are an important opportunity for drug users in the criminal justice system to find out whetherthey are infected and learn how to reduce their risks.

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Occupational Health Guideline for Chromium Metal and Insoluble Chr...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This guideline is intended as a source of infromatiom for employees,employers,physicians, industrial hygienists,and other occupation health professionals who may have a need for such information.

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Public Health Information Network

By: John W. Loonsk, M. D.

A Unique Moment in Time for Public Health Information Technology -- Anthrax attacks – there are compelling and urgent needs -- Recognition of public health’s role – a unique part of homeland defense -- West Nile – threat isn’t only terrorism -- SARS – must depend on international...

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Community Group Meeting for Phase II : Collecting and Organizing Data

By: Department of Health and Human Services

To analyze mortality, morbidity, and opinion data -- To begin to identify leading health problems in community...

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Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and M...

By: Michael B. White

Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By hand or courier. If you prefer, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments (one original and two copies) before the close of the comment period to one of the following addresses. If you intend to deliver your comments to the Baltimore address, please call telephone number (410) 9994 in advance to schedule your arrival with one of our staff members...

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Sampling and Analysis of Soluble Metal Compounds

By: Kevin E. Ashley, Ph. D.

INTRODUCTION: Workplace exposure standards have been established for several soluble metals and metalloids to take into account the increased bioavailability of some metal compounds. Exposure standards for soluble compounds can be up to 500 times lower than the exposure standards for less soluble compounds for the same metal. However, there is often confusion among chemists, industrial hygienists, and laboratories over what is meant by “soluble” when the metal species, e...

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Polio

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Polio was one of the most feared childhood diseases in the 20th century.

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The Hiv Postexposure Prophylaxis Registry

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The sponsors of the HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Registry (Registry) encourage the responsible sharing of the information contained in this report with health-care providers who might benefit from it. In an attempt to standardize dissemination and interpretation of the data from this final Registry report, the HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Registry consensus statement must be included with any presentation of these data, including emphasis on the limitations of informatio...

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Public Veterinary Medicine : Public Health

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Summary—During 2002, 49 states and Puerto Rico reported 7,967 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 3 cases in human beings to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an increase of 7.2% from the 7,436 cases in nonhuman animals and 1 case in a human being reported in 2001. More than 92% (7,375 cases) were in wild animals, whereas 7.4% (592) were in domestic species (compared with 93.3% in wild animals and 6.7% in domestic species in 2001). Compared with cases r...

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