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With May being designated Asthma Awareness Month, the EPA is using the occasion to help individuals control their symptoms and to shine the spotlight on several asthma management programs that have proven effective.
From climate change to a statute of limitations on OSHA citations to cleaning jobs and asthma, here are the week’s top OEHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:
A new study indicates there is a strong link between professional cleaning and the risk of developing asthma. Researchers at the Imperial College London have tracked the occurrence of asthma in a group of nearly 9,500 people born in Britain in 1958.
A report on the health of children as it relates to the environment shows that fewer U.S. children are being exposed to lead, tobacco smoke and air pollution, but more are developing asthma.
In a new study by British researchers, one in six cases of adult-onset asthma was linked to the workplace. Additionally, the illness was strongly associated with 18 different occupations --particularly those that exposed workers to chemicals -- such as cleaning jobs, farming, hairdressing and printing.
The Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) has a few items they’d like President Obama to add to his 2013 “To Do” list. Seven items, as a matter of fact.
OSHA and NIOSH are joining together to inform employers and workers on safe work practices when using cleaning chemicals
With asthma rates much higher among low-income minority families, the Obama administration has announced a Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities.
About nine percent of all asthma cases in the United States are caused or made worse by work-related exposures, a new federal study says.
As part of National Asthma Awareness Month, the Centers for for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is holding a "Twitter chat" on the subject on Tuesday, May 15 from 1-2 p.m. EST.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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