Clean Water for All: World Water Day 2013

In 1993, the UN General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day. This post recognizes NCEH/ATSDR work to assure clean water. Can you remember a time when you were so thirsty you would have done almost anything for a glass of cool, refreshing water? Now imagine that the only water available to you is Read More >

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Walking—Cheap Exercise, But Is It Safe?

CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative (HCDI) is dedicated to creating neighborhoods where health and safety are priorities. In this blog post, HCDI staff member Dee Merriam explains how communities can provide more opportunities for exercise right where people live. Can exercise be convenient? Getting into the habit of exercising can be a challenge. But this Read More >

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You Are What You Eat

March is National Nutrition Month. Read about a National Center of Environmental Health study that measured trans fatty acids in blood. CDC study shows notable decrease in the levels of trans-fatty acids in the blood. As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. The problem is that sometimes the things we eat can Read More >

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