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Category: Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects

CDC’s Tracking Network in Action

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Take a look at the new Faces of Tracking series to see how tracking programs across the country are making a difference in the lives of individuals. 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 Read More >

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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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    Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you Read More >

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Wildfire Smoke

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Wildfire smoke can harm you in multiple ways. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. This fact sheet tells you how you can protect your health and be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke. 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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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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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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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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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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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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