Category Archives: Environmental Health

A Chilling Experience on the Ice: Large-Scale Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wisconsin Leads to Improved Outreach and Surveillance Efforts

by Christy Vogt, MPH, CHES and Paul Creswell, PhD It was a chilly December night in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, a summer tourism town of about 3,000 people that lies 45 minutes north of the state capitol, Madison. A hockey game finished at the local ice rink and players were goofing around with parents and friends. The fun stopped suddenly when a player

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Environmentalists Score Big in Their War Against Fracking

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. The regulation of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is highly controversial throughout the United States.

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