The Synergist

A Magazine Serving Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

Readers of The Synergist monthly magazine receive in-depth news and information about the occupational and environmental health and safety fields and the industrial hygiene profession.

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November Issue

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The Opioid Abuse Epidemic

How Can Our Profession Help?
Opioid addiction is causing an unprecedented public health crisis that requires the collaboration and action of our leading national organizations dedicated to countering addiction. What contributions can the industrial hygiene community make?

The ABCs of Wildfire Residue Contamination Testing

Postfire Assessments of the Indoor Environment
Testing can be an essential component in addressing “invisible” contamination concerns during postfire assessments or determining if any residual contamination is above the “normal” or “typical background” levels. But what to test for and how to use the results are big questions without clear resolutions.

Detected or Not?

Defining Laboratory Analytical Limits
The varied purposes of analytical detection limits and the wide variety of terms used to describe them add complexity for the hygienist trying to protect workers. By going back to basic principles, we can cut through some of the complexity and make the concept of analytical limits more understandable.