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Success Stories in Environmental Health

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Learn more about how CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States. Your environment is everything around you—the air you breathe, the water you drink, the places where your food is grown or prepared, your workplace, and Read More >

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

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Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 through 2010. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people die Read More >

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Beyond Data: Children’s Environmental Health, Asthma, Extreme Heat, Radon, and Chronic Disease

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CDC is sponsoring the second annual National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Week (Tracking Week) during July 10-14, 2017. CDC, state and local health departments, and national partners are coming together to highlight environmental health issues important to improving the health of our nation and to recognize the work of the Tracking Program. Daily topics Read More >

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Flood Safety Tips


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. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. Read More >

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. So you and your tennis partner grab your racquets and balls and head for the tennis court. You spend a few minutes Read More >

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Summer Sun Safety: Protect Yourself from UV Radiation

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Fun in the sun will be on everyone’s list of things to do during the spring and summer months, but these are not the only times you should practice protective measures. Keeping yourself and others protected from UV radiation is an important, year-round responsibility. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of non-ionizing radiation that is Read More >

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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents “Promoting Hearing Health across the Lifespan”

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Promoting Hearing Health across the Lifespan” which will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Read More >

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Radiation in Medicine: Medical Imaging Procedures

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Medical imaging tests are non-invasive procedures that allow doctors to diagnose diseases and injuries without being intrusive. Some of these tests involve exposure to ionizing radiation, which can present risks to patients. However, if patients understand the benefits and risks, they can make the best decisions about choosing a particular medical imaging procedure. 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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Going Out to Eat with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Rick, Lois, Angus, and Samantha visit a new restaurant to celebrate Rick’s birthday. They are excited to try the restaurant they’ve heard so much about. The host seats them and they start looking over their menus to decide what to order. Lois is allergic to peanuts, so she wonders about the ingredients in the eggrolls. Read More >

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