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Secure pesticides and chemicals during Poison Prevention Week

Thousands of kids exposed to toxins each year
March 20, 2013

This is National Poison Prevention Week, and the EPA is using the occasion to remind parents to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of the reach of children.


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Cold not the only winter hazard faced by workers

OSHA gives tips for avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning
February 11, 2013

A worker in a New England warehouse was recently found unconscious and seizing. Several of his co-workers also became sick. The culprit? Carbon monoxide poisoning. All of the windows and doors were closed to conserve heat, there was no exhaust ventilation in the facility, and very high levels of carbon monoxide were measured at the site.


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Lead gets a new label from CDC

Funding for lead poisoning prevention nearly eliminated
May 29, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it is accepting its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and to focus the nation’s attention on preventing lead exposure.


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Nebraska tackles pesticide poisoning problem

May 10, 2012

With one of the highest pesticide poisoning rates in the country, Nebraska is taking steps to develop a pesticide exposure surveillance system.


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