Infectious Diseases Can Spread Via Drinking Water
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 increasingly mobile society means that diseases […]
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 […]
Microplastics in Drinking Water
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The prevalence of microplastics in drinking water is an emerging issue and the topic of recent media headlines and research priorities. One media outlet reported that globally, humans ingest […]
A New Online Training Program: Preventing Legionnaires’ Di...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Increasing rates of largely preventable Legionella outbreaks have prompted new standards and guidelines on reducing risks through education and training. A new and free, online training program is available […]