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October is "National Protect Your Hearing Month."

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:29
October is “Better Hearing and Speech Month,” a time to raise awareness about what you need to do to protect your hearing. Did You Know? Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years can damage your hearing-long after exposure has stopped. This is just one of the many informative facts available on CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health’s new hearing loss website: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/default.html. Think you’re well aware of how to protect yourself? When it comes to hearing loss, we can all think of the usual suspects: listening to fireworks, attending sporting events, and loud concerts. However, you may be surprised

Children's Environmental Health Day - Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:17
For thirty years, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has traveled to communities throughout the country to conduct investigations at hazardous waste sites to keep communities safe from harmful environmental exposures and related diseases. We’ve learned that in most states, licensing requirements for early care and education (ECE) facilities, such as nurseries, schools, and daycare centers, do not consider environmental exposures. To address this issue, ATSDR’s Division of Community Health Investigations (DCHI) released the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE) guidance manual and website with tools and resources for public health professionals to develop

Tips on Cleaning Mold after a Flood

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:25
Returning to your home after a flood is a big part of getting your life back to normal. But you may be facing a new challenge: mold. What can you do to get rid of it?  How do you get the mold out of your home and stay safe at the same time? CDC has investigated floods, mold, and cleanup, and offers practical tips for homeowners and others on how to safely and efficiently remove mold from the home. In 2005, thousands of people along the Gulf Coast were faced with cleaning up mold from their homes after Hurricanes Katrina
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