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Apr

18

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Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality

Posted by on April 18th, 2016 0 comments

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health

Apr

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EPA’s Safer Choice program encourages consumers to choose healthier and safer spring cleaning products

Posted by on April 12th, 2016 0 comments

The snow is gone and temperatures are rising. That means it is time for spring cleaning, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through its Safer Choice program this spring is encouraging consumers to look for cleaning products that will protect public health and the environment. EPA developed Safer Choice labels so it would be easy for… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Apr

04

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Keep up to date with Zika

Posted by on April 4th, 2016 0 comments

Information available about Zika Virus transmission, prevention and treatment is changing rapidly. To keep up to date, go to the Centers for Disease Control’s Zika site. On the bottom of the main page, you can sign up for email updates. Zika Virus (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

Feb

05

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National Library of Medicine Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents

Posted by on February 5th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Please share these resources freely…. Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health, Regional Information

Feb

03

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Adds Zika Travel Advisory to Four Countries

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016 0 comments

Adapted from CDC: The CDC, in collaboration with public health officials, has added a Zika virus travel alert to the following countries: American Samoa, Costa Rica, Curacao, and Nicaragua. In addition, the CDC has provided a list of affected countries and regions combating the virus. 1.usa.gov/1PRWRsG  The Zika virus infection is most often spread by mosquitoes…. Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Public Health

Jan

28

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New Science iOS Games for Grades 5 to 12

Posted by on January 28th, 2016 0 comments

There are three new interactive, educational apps from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services for students studying genetics, chemistry and environmental health science. Bohr Thru: Use a 3-match game style to collect protons, neutrons, and electrons to create the first 18 elements on the periodic table. With the help of the main… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

22

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Information and News: Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Several Michigan, local, and federal agencies are responding to the presence of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.  The National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division (NLM SIS) provides information on the medical and public health aspects of chemical incidents for health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Regional Information

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