Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CO Poisoning

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 6, 2016. As you prepare to set your clocks backward one hour, remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO alarm, now is a great time to buy one. At least 430 people die each year Read More >

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Lead Free Kids: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2016

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Jason and Alma had their first child one month ago, and just bought a 1959 Midcentury-modern ranch style house. They want to do some renovation before moving in, but they know that homes built before 1978 often contain lead paint.  They also know that even though exposures to lead in tap water have been greatly Read More >

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Leading in Public Service by Choice, Learning, and Commitment


“Once chosen, the path of creative altruism can take many forms, and for some it is public service,” says Joe Sarcone, Environmental Health Scientist, Region 10 Representative and leading expert on Alaskan Native population environmental health topics for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Read More >

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ALS Registry Turned 6

ALS registry

Learn more about how persons with ALS (PALS) are helping scientists learn more about this mysterious disease by registering and taking risk factor surveys. It’s been 77 years since Lou Gehrig made his famous “Luckiest Man on Earth” speech when he retired from baseball in 1939 after his diagnosis of ALS. Much about ALS still Read More >

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CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network in Action


Take a look at how tracking programs across the country are making important, lasting contributions to the health of their communities. CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) connects people with vital public health information. It has data and information that can be used for a wide variety of environmental and public health efforts. 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. 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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A Perfect Partnership: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

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How do you bridge the gap between the growing concern over environmentally related pediatric health problems and the fact that many physicians feel inadequately educated to address such concerns? Between what parents would like to know about environmental effects on their children’s health and the need for a trusted source of objective, science-based information? With Read More >

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NCEH releases new free online radiation emergency training for poison center staff and other public healthcare professionals.

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If you are a first responder, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or poison center professional you play an important role in radiation emergency preparedness. Learn how to help people during a radiation emergency with our new, free training: Read More >

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