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Protecting kids from Zika

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books. Zika – Parents: http://bit.ly/2a6stji  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

Jul

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by on July 18th, 2016 0 comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 50,000 people a year visit the emergency department because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, but poisoning can be prevented. Resources to learn more include: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention (CDC): http://bit.ly/2ab3kql Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (MedlinePlus): http://bit.ly/29QhRWa

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health

May

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EPA Community-Based Water Resiliency Tool

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

The Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) Tool (version 2.0) is an easy way to find out how prepared your community is to handle emergencies that impact your water systems and learn about tools and resources that can be used to build resilience. The self-assessment in the tool is for: drinking water and wastewater utilities state primacy agencies, hospitals public… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Public Health

May

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Learn from University Green Cleaning Leaders

Posted by on May 6th, 2016 0 comments

Learn from the Leaders: Community Engagement in Higher Education May 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. CST Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/1TMSVOw From Healthy Schools Campaign and Green Clean Schools This webinar will showcase the innovative green cleaning programs at Texas Tech University and University of California, Irvine, with special attention to their ability to galvanize their… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Apr

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April issue of NIH News in Health

Posted by on April 18th, 2016 0 comments

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health features articles with tips on preventing mosquito-borne illnesses, gardening to promote health, and avoiding childhood sports injuries. NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Apr

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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

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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

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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

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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

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