Don't Let A Carbon Bubble Pop Your Retirement Savings

April 30, 2014- The long-term effect of the use of fossil fuels and global warming include the impact on retirement savings.

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Global Warming: Not Much Left To Debate

April 28, 2014- There is a chart that pretty much sums up the research on man-made global warming and whether there’s still any legitimate scientific debate about it. 

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OSHA Announces National Stand-Down For Fall Prevention in Construction

April 25, 2014- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a national safety stand-down from June 2 to 6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. 

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Air Pollution Is In The House

April 23, 2014- Household and ambient air pollution has replaced poor diet as the number one preventable health risk worldwide.
 

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Radon Gas Causes 14 Percent of Lung Cancer Deaths

April 21, 2014- In Canada, the second-leading cause of lung cancer is the invisible and odorless gas called radon, present in all homes.

 

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Lead Paint is a Growing Concern in Asia-Pacific

April 18, 2014- Colorful, lead-based paint is a common sight throughout Indonesia and the developing Asia-Pacific in day-care facilities, classrooms and on playgrounds. The region is now the largest market in the world for paint. But this rapid growth may come with serious costs to children's health, according to a new European Union-sponsored study.

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Stanford Study: Wind Farms "Energetically Sustainable"

April 16, 2014- Researchers have determined that, when the energetic cost of building grid-scale storage technologies is taken into account, wind farms have an advantage over solar in producing sustainable electricity.
 

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Controversy: How Long Does a Worker Have To File an Asbestos Lawsuit?

April 15, 2014- There’s still debate over the question of how long a worker has to file a lawsuit after first experiencing symptoms of an asbestos-related disease. 

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About 1 in 25 Patients Acquire Infections in the Hospital

April 10, 2014- In 2011, 1 out of 25 patients seeking medical treatment at hospitals acquired an infection while there, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 

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National Events Raise Awareness of Firefighters Exposure to Toxins

April 9, 2014- From Spokane, Wash., to Augusta, Maine, firefighters are calling for stricter regulations on flame retardants and other toxic chemicals they say cause cancer and other diseases among them. 

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Iowa Legislators To Negotiate Radon Testing in Schools

April 8, 2014- Radon — the dangerous, naturally occurring, invisible and odorless gas derived as the uranium in soil decays over time — is again in the news.

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