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Even a small weight gain can raise your blood pressure

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Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.


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EPA announces new actions to curb potent greenhouse gases

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Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has announced additional EPA actions to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning.


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Up in the air: e-cigarettes and the workplace

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Smoking indoors is making a comeback. But take a closer look. Are those really clouds of smoke? These days, the chances are good that what you are actually seeing is vapour released from electronic cigarettes.


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Eating out = more calories, poorer nutrition

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In a finding that should surprise no one, eating at both fast-food and full-service restaurants is associated with significant increases in the intake of calories, sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, according to a new study. The study, appearing early online in Public Health Nutrition, finds on days when adults ate at a restaurant, they consumed about 200 additional total daily calories whether they ate at fast- food restaurants or at full-service restaurants.


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Is air pollution making you fat?

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Higher exposure to one measure of traffic-related air pollution is associated with higher levels of a hormone linked to increased rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
 


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EPA wants public’s feedback on labels for safer products

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The EPA is redesigning its Design for the Environment Safer Product Label to better convey to consumers that products bearing the label meet the program’s rigorous standard to be safer for people and the environment.


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California standards board proposes more specific Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention standard requirements

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California standards board proposes more specific Cal/OSHA heat illness prevention standard requirements


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How fat is your state?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a visual, state-by-state illustration of the obesity level in the United States.


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CDC director: Ebola close to becoming a global threat for years to come

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CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. reported on his visits last week to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and called for immediate steps across nations to accelerate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a press release issued September 2 by the CDC.


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Preventing hostile behavior

Are you familiar with key stressors in your workplace?
By Jennifer Brown and Katrina Egner
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Curtis” had been fraying at the edges for weeks — grueling hours and problems at home. Sullen and irritable with co-workers at the trucking company for which he worked, he finally unloaded on “Cecil.”


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

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

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

5/17/12
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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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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
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Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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Realizing ROI from Your Gas Detection Program

6/26/14
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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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