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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Nexus between Tap Water and Healthcare-Associated Infect...

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) claim the lives of tens of thousands in the US each year. Holistic approaches focus on four major pathogen transmission routes, or systems, as part […]

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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 […]

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Risk-Management Strategies to Reduce Waterborne Disease

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Every year on March 22, we celebrate World Water Day around the globe. This year’s theme is Leaving No One Behind. World Water Day serves as a reminder that […]

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Drinking Water, Downpours and Disease

By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Adverse health effects associated with heavy rainfall events have been documented globally. Seasonal rains are commonly identified as precursors to increased surface water and groundwater contamination potentials and a […]

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