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Category: National Center for Environmental Health

Lead Free Kids: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017

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Jessica and Ben 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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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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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

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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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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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