Coming Soon: 2013 Hurricane Season

The 2013 hurricane season begins tomorrow, June 1, and runs through November 30. It’s time to get ready! The 2012 hurricane season was the second consecutive year that a named storm devastated the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Both Sandy and Irene (2011) caused fatalities, injuries, and tremendous destruction from coastal storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, Read More >

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The Asthma (Counter) Attack

MAY is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Knowing triggers and having an action plan can help control your asthma. Seven-year-old Michael’s home was literally making him sick. The young Flint, Michigan boy was a frequent visitor to the emergency room and doctor’s office. In one school year, he was out sick for a combined total Read More >

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National ALS Registry Aims to Find Answers

What do a Major League Baseball hall of fame player from the 1920s and 1930s, a former Baltimore Ravens football player, and about 5,600 persons annually in the United States have in common? All were diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS claimed the life of former New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig in Read More >

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Get More Exercise: Bike to Work

Bike to Work week is May 13-17, 2013. Whether for health, environmental, economic, or social reasons, bicycling can be a great way to go places. CDR Arthur M. Wendel, MD, MPH is Team Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. He has been using his bicycle as a Read More >

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Respirators Protect Health in Emergency Response

May 7-11 is National American Occupational Safety and Health Week. In recognition of this observance, we are featuring a study of respiratory protective equipment for emergency responders conducted by ATSDR scientists Dr. Vinicius Antao, Dr. Laszlo Pallos, Dr. Youn Shim, and Jay Sapp. They worked with colleagues from the New York City Department of Health Read More >

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Coming Out of the Toxic Clouds

 May is National Clean Air Month. NCEH’s Tobacco Lab has provided essential research and data that has contributed to a significant decrease in the levels of secondhand tobacco smoke in nonsmokers. Read about their exciting work below. Work in NCEH’s Tobacco Laboratory Helps Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke If you saw a cloud of smoke Read More >

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