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Assurance poses 'no threat to EHOs'

Food Safety

Assurance poses 'no threat to EHOs'

Wil Hatchett16/11/2017 - 11:54

A single food safety assurance scheme that everyone can join in with was called for by Lisa Ackerley, visiting professor of environmental health at the University of Salford, at the CIEH safe food conference.

Chemical agency to clean up tattoo ink

Health and Safety

Chemical agency to clean up tattoo ink

Katie Coyne16/11/2017 - 11:39

Chemicals used in tattoo ink and permanent make-up could be restricted across Europe under European Chemical Agency proposals.

Call for CO alarm for all gas appliances

Housing

Call for CO alarm for all gas appliances

Stuart Spear16/11/2017 - 10:50

CIEH calls for carbon monoxide alarms for all fuel burning devices in response to the latest government consultation.

Banning orders ‘one step closer’

Housing

Banning orders ‘one step closer’

Stuart Spear16/11/2017 - 10:23

New local authority powers to ban rogue landlords and letting agents have moved one step closer to being introduced this month.

One in three renters fear losing their home

Housing

One in three renters fear losing their home

Katie Coyne16/11/2017 - 11:30

A third of private renters worry they will have to move within a year according to a latest poll.

EHPs drafted in after California’s ‘deadliest wildfires in history’

Environmental Protection

EHPs drafted in after California’s ‘deadliest wildfires in history’

Stuart Spear16/11/2017 - 10:37

US County Environmental Health Departments have responded to a mutual aid request to send EHPs to support colleagues in the aftermath of the deadliest fires in California’s history.

Company fine following horrific death

Health and Safety

Company fine following horrific death

Stuart Spear16/11/2017 - 10:59

A recycling company has been fined £980,000 with two directors receiving suspended prison sentences following the death a contract worker who was drawn into an industrial shredder.

Child smokers in decline

Public Health

Child smokers in decline

Stuart Spear16/11/2017 - 11:12

The number of school children who regularly smoke has reached an all-time low according to latest NHS figures.

CIEH celebrates best in environmental health

Public Health

CIEH celebrates best in environmental health

Stuart Spear02/11/2017 - 16:26

Over thirty of the best examples of environmental health practice were showcased today at the CIEH Excellence Awards 2017.

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