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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CO Poisoning

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe 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. Read More >

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Be Safe After a Hurricane

The storm might be over, but that doesn’t mean the danger is. Keep your loved ones safe after the storm by following our safety tips. Read More >

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Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education

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For thirty years, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has traveled to communities throughout the country to conduct investigations at hazardous waste sites to keep communities safe from harmful environmental exposures and related diseases. We’ve learned that in most states, licensing requirements for early care and education (ECE) facilities, such as nurseries, Read More >

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Flood Safety Tips

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Hurricane Harvey: Emergency Management Officials have requested that people escaping flood waters as a last resort do not stay in the attic. If the highest floor of your home becomes dangerous…get on the roof. Call 911 for help and stay on the line until answered. Listen to local advisories for more information and be careful Read More >

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Meet Dr. Amy Watson, full-time senior service fellow and self-proclaimed “helicopter mom.”

Amy Watson, PhD

Dr. Amy Watson works in the Emergency Response Branch of the Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health at CDC. Read More >

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Are You Hurricane Ready?

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If you live in a coastal area of risk, take steps now to protect yourself and family. Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the coast of Texas. Please see the web site of the National Hurricane Center for current updates. Listen to local advisories regarding evacuation, and be careful to never drive through flood waters. Read More >

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CDC’s Tracking Network in Action

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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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New toolkit equips death scene investigators for natural disasters, and weather events.

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CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has released a new product titled Death Scene Investigation after Natural Disasters or other Weather-Related Events. This new toolkit provides guidance for death scene investigators about collecting data at death scenes during and after a natural disaster or weather-related event. Read More >

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Drought and Your Health

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Drought is a natural phenomenon in which rainfall is lower than average for an extended period of time. Periods of drought can result in inadequate water supply and can lead to public health problems. Take action and learn how drought can impact your health and the health of your family. Read More >

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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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