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Jan

09

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Higher Incidence of Diabetes for Black Americans

Posted by on January 9th, 2018 0 comments

A recent issue of NIH Research Matters entitled, Factors contributing to higher incidence of diabetes for black Americans discusses type 2 diabetes and health disparities.

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Dec

08

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by on December 8th, 2017 0 comments

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. MedlinePlus links also provided.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Nov

30

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Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

Posted by on November 30th, 2017 0 comments

News Release from NIH Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health

Nov

03

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STEM Resources for Higher Ed

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags:

NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health (TEH) highlights several sites and how to use them in the October 25th issue of STEM News: Resources for Higher Ed. Spotlight: ToxTutor Resources to Support Coursework ChemIDplus Research Poster Tips (2016 post from our own NTO) Tools & Tips Case Study featuring: Hazardous Substance Data Bank Household Products Database… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Oct

16

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Tox-App: An App to Identify Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Sep

07

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CDC Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms Information

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC maintains Environmental Health and Natural Disasters and Severe Weather pages such as Hurricanes and Other Tropical Storms. There are links to information on Safe Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey and Get tips to keep you and your family safe after a hurricane. Information on before and after a hurricane, resources for families, and information… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

Aug

23

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Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The American Public Health Association and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council announce a new video. Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health. This short video, produced by the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, depicts tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin Tribal communities, highlighting the importance of reclaiming traditional tobacco. The historical use of tobacco in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Feb

20

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Tox Town

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Tox Town, an interactive environmental health website from the National Library of Medicine, has a plain language page on carbon monoxide: what it is, human health consequences, and how to prevent poisoning. Using the scenes in Tox Town, users can view locations and occupations where carbon monoxide can be found. Tox Town is available in… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Multilingual, Websites

Jan

27

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Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS:… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

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