Bed bugs: The new scourge of the poor
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Identify three reasons that bed bugs disproportionately affect the poor. Explain why landlord-tenant law in most states fails to protect tenants from bed bug infestations. Compare bed bug specific laws that have been passed by some state and local governments to address bed bug infestations in rental housing. Formulate strategies to improve effective response to bed bug infestations.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Network for Public Health Law-Mid-States Region, which provides technical assistance, training and opportunities for peer assistance on legal issues related to bed bugs. Previously, I served as legal counsel to a state health department where I participated on the statewide bed bug work group, and was the primary author of the sections of the state's Bed Bug Manual related to legal interventions for bed bug infestations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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