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CTEH Spotlight: Dr. Dallas Cowan, CIH, DABT (Part I)

Earlier this year, we were proud to welcome Dr. Dallas Cowan, CIH, DABT to the team. As head of our new Southern California office, Dr. Cowan brings nearly a decade […]

Hand Washing 101: True or False? (Part II)

Welcome back to “Hand Washing 101.” Last week, CTEH’s occupational health nurse showed us why hand washing is essential to keeping our workplaces healthy. Now, she’s back to help us […]

Fight back against Zika

Since cases of Zika were first confirmed in Brazil last spring, the virus has quickly spread. Today, it’s impossible to turn on the news, search through social media or talk […]

Watch out! It’s National Poison Prevention Week

Did you know that poisoning is the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that more than 90% of […]

Keeping an eye on the water

It’s rare these days to turn on your local newscast or open up a newspaper without being confronted by details of the latest health crisis. Take lead poisoning as an […]

Mark your calendars: It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12)

 Fever. Sore throat. Muscle aches. Cough. Headache. If you’re experiencing any of these flu symptoms, chances are you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between five […]

“Do these mix?” Part I: Understanding food and drug interactions

Have you ever wondered, “ Can I drink milk with this antibiotic?” What about, “Will drinking grapefruit juice with statins make me feel sick?” There are many factors that impact […]

What You Need to Know: Avian Influenza (Part I)

We’re kicking off a new series called What You Need to Know about avian influenza, a hot topic in the health field. Often called the “avian flu” or “bird flu,” […]

Dissecting Tank Car Types & Markings

Ever wonder what all those markings on the side of a tank car mean?  It’s actually easier to understand than you would think.  These markings consist of a reporting mark, […]

Pesticide 411: What to Watch for Around the House

The pesticides used in homes to control weeds and insects can also be harmful in large doses.  Pesticides are associated with health hazards ranging from skin rashes to respiratory irritation.  […]