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A Guide to the UV Index
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A Guide to the UV Index
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UV radiation exposure is a risk factor for skin cancer, cataracts, and other illnesses. The UV Index is a useful tool to help the general public take steps to reduce their exposure to solar UV radiation.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Age Healthier Breathe Easier
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Age Healthier Breathe Easier
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Exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental hazards can worsen the health of persons living with lung disease. This guide offers information on steps you can take to reduce your exposure to these environmental hazards.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Age Healthier Breathe Easier (Poster)
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Age Healthier Breathe Easier (Poster)
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Simple steps to reduce the frequency of your symptoms and help you breathe easier.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Asthma at Home
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Asthma at Home
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Asthma may be triggered by allergens and irritants that are common in homes. Help your child breathe easier: consult a doctor and reduce asthma triggers in your home.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Consumer Products Treated with Pesticides
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Consumer Products Treated with Pesticides
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Antimicrobial pesticides are substances or mixtures of substances used to destroy or limit the growth of microorganisms, whether bacteria, viruses, or fungi--many of which are harmful-on inanimate objects and surfaces.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime: Keep Your Child Lead-Safe
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Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime: Keep Your Child Lead-Safe
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Some chances are just plain luck. But when it comes to getting your child off to a safe and healthy start, you can beat the odds, especially the odds for lead poisoning.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun
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Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun
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Ozone layer depletion decreases our atmosphere's natural protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is a quick overview of the major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Healthy Swimming
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Healthy Swimming
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Learn how to protect yourself and your family against recreational water illnesses.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Poison Help Brochure
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Poison Help Brochure
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This brochure discusses common poisoning risks, ways to prevent poisoning, as well as what to do if you think someone has been poisoned.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Poison-proof Your Home: One Room at a Time Checklist
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Poison-proof Your Home: One Room at a Time Checklist
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Most poisonings happen in a child's home, but some take place outside of it, such as while visiting the home of a friend, family member, or babysitter. For this reason, it's critical that all caregivers of children make a room-by-room inspection of their homes for improperly stored pesticide products, things that are used to control or kill ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, or termites.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Prevent Eye Damange: Protect Yourself from UV Radiation
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Prevent Eye Damange: Protect Yourself from UV Radiation
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Many people are not aware of the connection between UV radiation and eye damage. With increased levels of UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface, largely due to stratospheric ozone layer depletion, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect your eyes.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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Older adults over 65 years of age are especially vulnerable to unintentional CO poisoning due to their high frequency of pre-existing medical conditions. Learn how to help protect them.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Protecting The Public From Pesticide Residues In Food
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Protecting The Public From Pesticide Residues In Food
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This fact sheet provides a summary of EPA's process for protecting the public from pesticide residues in food, including the special efforts taken to protect infants and children.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Seasonal Tips to Prevent Poisoning
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Seasonal Tips to Prevent Poisoning
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This fact sheet has tips on how to prevent poisonings related to medicines, mushrooms, berries, back to school time and carbon monoxide.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Sunscreens and Tanning
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Sunscreens and Tanning
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Spending time in the sun is fun but can also cause skin cancer, sunburn, wrinkling, and skin aging. Find out how to protect yourself as you enjoy the sun. (Previous item number: 508X)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Trauma
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Trauma
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This fact sheet provides an overview of physical trauma bio-medical advances in it's diagnosis and treatment.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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