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Chrissie Cole

Outdoor Activities And The Risk Of Leptospirosis

Summer is in full swing and as such people are enjoying outdoor activities including swimming, rafting and kayaking, but are unaware they are at risk for contracting leptospirosis, according to the CDC. Below learn what it is, how to stay […]

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Salmonella Safety And Prevention Tips

An estimated 40,000 cases of salmonellosis is reported each year in the U.S., while Salmonella is estimated to cause about 1.2 million illnesses annually. The actual number is likely greater as some milder cases go undiagnosed and aren’t reported. Approximately […]

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Risk Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Camping

Summer is a popular time for families and friends to plan camping trips to enjoy some time off from school and the warmer weather, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns of carbon monoxide poisoning (CO). During the years […]

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Minimum Age To Buy Cigarettes In New York Raised To 21

In its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior, particularly among young adults, New York has raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21. Initially signed in November, the law had a six-month waiting period before it went into effect. Prior […]

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FDA To Review E-Cigarette Ingredients

A group of lawmakers in New York have proposed a bill that would ban electronic cigarettes in public areas, essentially seeking the same restriction for e-cigarettes as regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes, also known as personal vaporizers or PVs, allow users to […]

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Dangers Lurking in the Bathroom

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old. And it’s the third leading cause of death among children. SafeKids.org There are many dangers lurking in your home, particularly in the bathroom that […]

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Back To School Shopping The Smart Way; Avoid Supplies That Contain Toxins

With parents gearing up to start preparing for back to school shopping, it’s important to know that many seemingly harmless supplies can in fact contain hidden hazards that can be harmful to your child’s health. An alarming seventy-five percent of […]

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Report Highlights Dangers Lurking In Common School Supplies

I have two sons going back to school this year, one is starting seventh grade and the other Kindergarten. In fact, summer has flown right by and school supply shopping and preparations have begun in many areas. But, amongst the […]

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CPSC: Escaping the Invisible Killer

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released a new study that shows readily available technology can largely help to lessen deadly carbon monoxide (CO) emission rates from…

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Residents of NJ town at risk for liver/kidney damage, birth defects from contaminated water wells

New Jersey environmental and health officials will hold a meeting next week to discuss homes in Passaic County that have water wells contaminated with a dangerous chemical known to cause liver…