CDC’s Research on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:33
For nearly 50 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has researched noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace, providing guidelines to help reduce risk. In 2015, CDC received inquiries from both the public and medical community about noise-induced hearing loss in non-workplace settings. In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability.” This report included a request that government agencies strengthen publicly available, evidence-based information on hearing loss and hearing health care. In response, CDC not only started research efforts but also raised awareness about

Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:37
Protect children from exposure to lead in metal and plastic toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry. Many children get toys and toy jewelry as gifts during the holiday season but some toys may contain lead hazards. Lead is invisible to the naked eye and has no smell. Children may be exposed to lead by simply handling toys normally. It is normal for toddlers and infants to put toys, fingers and other objects in their mouths. They may also be exposed to lead this way. Lead in Toys Protect children from exposure to lead in metal and plastic

Go Green for the Holidays!

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:26
Are you one of those organized people who are already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more “sustainable?” Sustainability is the responsible use of environmental resources in the present so that future generations will have enough to meet their needs. This is a lofty goal; how can any one person make a difference in reaching it? You may not realize that you are already working toward
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