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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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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

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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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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

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Dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. Read More >

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Drought and Your Health

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Overview Cycles of drought have affected North America for the last 10,000 years. Droughts can last from a single season to many decades and can affect from a few hundred to millions of square miles. Read More >

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A “Hillbilly Scientist” at Heart

Terry Tincher (2nd from the left) with NCEH/ATSDR director Dr. Patrick Breysse (far right) during a site visit to Pueblo, Colorado, in 2016.

“I am fortunate to have a job that actually lets us fix our past mistakes, make a measurable difference in affected communities, and improve the safety of the world,” says Terry Tincher, MS, CSP. Terry is a chemical engineer and chief of the Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch (EPHRB) at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Read More >

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people Read More >

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Updated CDC Guidance for Healthy Pools

MAHC Aquatic Health

Government agencies and the aquatics industry can use updated pool code guidance to help keep swimming healthy and fun. Read More >

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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Week: We Track That!

Botanical Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Air quality, community design, children’s environmental health, water, climate and health… We Track That! Read More >

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