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Want to lower your stroke risk?

Eat lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts

Eating Mediterranean-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated AHA/ASA guideline published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.


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Faith-based organization tackles U.S. Hepatitis C epidemic

Baby Boomers make up 75% of HCV cases

The numbers are sobering: While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.2 million Americans are currently infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), the World Health Organization (WHO) further estimates that a staggering 130–150 million people globally have a chronic HCV infection and that 350 000 to 500 000 people die each year from HCV-related liver diseases.


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Does exposure to artificial turf fields threaten young athletes?

Artificial turf fields are now everywhere in the United States, from high schools to multi-million-dollar athletic complexes, states a recent report by NBC News. The tiny black rubber crumbs of which the fields are made -- chunks of old tires -- get in players’ uniforms, their hair, and in their cleats.


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Exposure monitoring required for Halloween costumes?

The Ecology Center's healthystuff.org tested 106 Halloween-related products, including costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors and released a report documenting the toxic chemicals found in them. "We really want to give folks that information so they can make an educated decision on whether or not they want to bring these products into their home," said Rebecca Meuninck, one of the authors of the Halloween products study.


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Public health

Post-hurricane clean-up, repair dangerous, too

While severe weather poses risks at the time it’s occurring, the aftermath of a storm can be risky as well, according to an article on nonfatal injuries during the week after Hurricane Sandy in this week’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report.


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AIHA cautions against indoor use of electronic cigarettes

New white paper examines potential exposures

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has described the potential exposures and health risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes in a new report. The report reviewed current scientific information and evaluated the effects of chemicals used in e-cigarettes and emitted from them.


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EPA’s McCarthy: We must take action on climate change

Before I talk a bit about our energy and environmental future, let’s take a look at a lesson from the past. Most of you won’t remember this as I do, but in the 60’s, industries and business were growing. Suburbs were sprawling up and the automobile was a symbol of the American dream - “a chicken in every pot and a car in every driveway.” The auto industry set the pace of the American economy.


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NYC gets first Ebola case

Doctor returning from relief work in West Africa tests positive

A U.S. physician who just returned from Guinea has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to news sources, who say that Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, had been in the West African country working for Doctors Without Borders.


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Public health

CDC: Travelers from Ebola-impacted countries will be monitored

Even those without symptoms will be checked for 21 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.


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How one company limited spread of Ebola in its part of Liberia

CDC says strategies used by Firestone might work elsewhere

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had established an effective health care infrastructure, according to a report in this week’s CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Similar measures may be helpful in slowing the Ebola epidemic in other parts of West Africa.


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Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

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Choosing and Using the Best Gas Detection Technology for Specific Monitoring Applications

5/17/12
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand No single gas detector is universally perfect for all applications. The best gas detector is the one that does the best job of meeting the requirements for your monitoring needs.

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This presentation will cover why a safe workplace equates to good business, why keeping workers truly safe from hazardous gases requires a complete gas detection program, and how your investment can ensure an ROI to your overall business.

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Industry

Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications

3/9/15
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Explore the basics of health risk assessment and discusses applications of risk assessment to diverse problems.

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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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