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September Is National Food Safety Education Month

Food Allery

It is National Food Safety Education month, and we have a variety of new resources for environmental health practitioners. Read More >

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

King Artur

“I often used to feel like ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ — an out-of-place urban planner among physicians, epidemiologists, and nurses at CDC,” says Chris Kochtitzky, an Associate Director for Program Development in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Read More >

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National Preparedness Month

PrepareAthon

Throughout September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For Preparedness Month 2016, CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) and National Center for Environmental Health plan to release  blog posts, social media Read More >

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Lab Quality Program Important to Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Learn about one of the nation’s most successful public health programs for newborn screening – CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health Lab Quality Program. CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences in the National Center for Environmental Health plays an important role in newborn screening by offering the Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program (NSQAP) to local, state, Read More >

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National Preparedness Month: Radiation Emergencies

• RSB has developed radiation emergency infographics for the public that address common questions about radiation emergencies.

National Preparedness Month is recognized annually in September to educate the public about preparing for emergencies—natural disasters, chemical and biological threats, mass casualties and radiation emergencies. On this post, we will share information and resources where the public, public health, and medical communities can learn more about preparing for a radiation emergency. Read More >

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Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

Hurricane or tropical storm

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in coastal areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing yourself for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 Read More >

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Radon is Real!

Radon in school

Radon is Real! As the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking, radon is associated with approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is educating students about the risk of radon exposure and the importance of testing. Read More >

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New Resource Materials

dont mess with mercury

Did you know that mercury is the substance most frequently involved in school-related hazardous incidents? Making your school mercury-free reduces the chance for spills and exposures. Read More >

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CDC’s Tracking Network in Action

extreme heat

Extremely hot weather can make you sick. Stay cool and hydrated to protect yourself. The Tracking Network provides data and tools that you can use to see how extreme heat may affect your health. Read More >

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Flood Safety Tips

flood

Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Read More >

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