Ensuring Safe Building Water Supplies Before Reopening
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD At press time, states were just beginning to lift restrictions around America, allowing previously deemed non-essential businesses to reopen. Many businesses are opening in a phased approach, serving clients […]
Experts Weigh in on Waterborne Coronavirus Transmission
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD At the time of this writing, a global effort in social distancing is underway to minimize the spread of SARS-CoV-19 (the virus) and COVID-19 (the disease). Restaurants, bars and […]
Infectious Diseases Can Spread Via Drinking Water
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The ongoing 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak reminds us how rapidly infectious agents can travel the globe. Today it is possible to be anywhere in the world within hours. Our […]
Private Well Water Arsenic Screening Validates the Need for ...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Information obtained from screening private drinking-water wells for hazardous contaminants promotes health beneficial reaction. The understanding and commitment to consistently maintain POU/POE systems, however, remains a challenge. The POU/POE […]
Preparedness Needs to Mitigate Inevitable Global Disease Out...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD A new report on the inevitable risk of massive disease outbreaks from environmentally transmitted microbes is a reminder of the need to predict, plan and prepare for the future. […]
How Do I Know If My Water Is Safe? Interpreting Data Resourc...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Recent events and media headlines seem to indicate that tap water quality in the United States is worsening. Reports of widespread lead contamination, Legionella outbreaks and emerging contaminants such […]
The Uncertain Risk of Pyrethrin Exposures
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Although commonly distinguished as natural pesticides, pyrethrins (and their synthetic cousins, pyrethroids) have been associated with acute poisonings. Their use is common in the US and recent pesticide-related deaths […]
Using a Smartphone to Monitor Water Quality
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD News of a new virus detection method has ‘gone viral’ so to speak. Researchers from the University of Arizona have developed a way to use a smartphone to monitor […]
From Exposure to Illness: What Happens If You Drink Contamin...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Outcomes following exposure to waterborne contaminants range from absolutely nothing to rapid death. Diarrhea is the most commonly recognized outcome related to contaminated drinking water but for some, more […]
The Basics of Healthy Swimming
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States, resulting in over 300-million person visits each year. Recreational waterborne infections (RWIs) have steadily increased relative […]