The Benefits and Risks of Bottled Water Supplies
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Bottled water sales have been on a mostly steady increase for over a decade. It is now the number-one beverage in the United States and has been for several […]
Make-shift Pools and Essential POU Maintenance
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD With everyone stuck at home and community pools shut down, stock-tank pools are having a moment.1 These galvanized metal containers are staples on farms and ranches for watering livestock […]
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD In many regions, the reopening of businesses following pandemic lockdowns have been associated with a spike in SARS-CoV-2 exposure and COVID-19 infection rates. By nature, the POU water treatment […]
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 […]