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FOCUS ON FRACKING DEBATE CONTINUES OVER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS The subject of fracking is a moving target with national, state, and local governments addressing environmental and public health and safety, and the oil and gas industry promoting its technological improvements and best practices for well integrity and environmental protection.
BY MICHELLE F. GILLIE
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FROM HARDHATS TO HAIR COVERS
IEQ INVESTIGATIONS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
 
Industrial hygienists face unique challenges when they conduct IEQ investigations in healthcare facilities, including a wide range of affected populations and a variety of possible sources for IEQ problems.
BY DAVID BRINKERHOFF AND MICHELLE ROSALES
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FROM THE ARCHIVES
IH, CONSTRUCTION, AND THE HOLE IN THE GROUND WHAT CONSTITUTES AN APPROPRIATE MODEL FOR A CONFINED SPACES IN CONSTRUCTION STANDARD?
This article from the February 2011 issue anticipates the publication of OSHA's Final Rule on Confined Spaces in Construction.
BY EDWARD J. WILLWERTH
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MICHELLE F. GILLIE, FEATURE AUTHOR
Michelle F. Gillie, CIH, CPEA, FAIHA, is a member of the AIHA Environmental Issues Committee.
DAVID BRINKERHOFF, FEATURE AUTHOR
David Brinkerhoff, CIH, is director of the Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc. Sacramento regional office.
J. DAVID KRAUSE, FEATURE AUTHOR
J. David Krause, CIH, MSPH, PhD, is a toxicologist and industrial hygienist
with Geosyntec Consultants in Tallahassee, Fla.
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THE NEW AGE OF LEGIONELLA AIHA PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON ASSESSING WATER SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS

The lack of public awareness and understanding of Legionnaires’ disease has contributed to the current situation, where most politicians, policy makers, and bureaucrats know practically nothing about the disease.
BY J. DAVID KRAUSE, WILLIAM KERBEL, BRIAN G. SHELTON, AND JOHN P. SPRINGSTON