OSHA Releases Game-Based Training Tool on Hazard Identification

July 28, 2014- A new interactive training tool released by OSHA aims to help small business owners, workers, and others to understand hazard identification, abatement and control.

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Why Homes Should Be Tested for Asbestos

July 25, 2014- Asbestos, a material that contains thin, microscopic fibers, has been widely used in construction because of its high tensile strength and flexibility. It’s resistant to heat, chemicals, and fire. But when handled, it can release particles into the air.

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Hits a Wall

July 24, 2014- As a follow-up to our recent blog titled "CDC Addresses Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance," we are pleased to share reports of a new approach to solving that pressing problem.
 

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Showering Workers With Emergency Safety Measures

July 22, 2014- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that U.S. workers have on average 2,000 annual eye injuries that require medical treatment, the most serious risks involving exposure to chemicals, gases and other hazardous materials.
 

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Under the Rug: An Overview

July 18, 2014- As a follow-up to our recent blog titled "Before You Renovate, Home In On Asbestos," we focus now on carpet padding, another source of environmental concern for those looking to update their homes.

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Risks of Damp, Mold and Indoor Air Pollution: A Visual Guide

July 17, 2014- Check out this comprehensive visual guide that highlights the dangers and health effects of mold and indoor air pollution.  

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North Carolina’s Lower Death Rates Due to Pneumonia Linked To Stricter Air Pollution Control Policies

July 16, 2014- A study led by Duke University researchers finds air pollution controls enacted in North Carolina during the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma, and pneumonia.

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Before You Renovate, Home In On Asbestos
Home renovation projects are a wonderful way to increase property values and enhance your family's lifestyle. Many renovations can be done without experienced professionals, but before you "break a few eggs" in that older house, be sure to learn about the danger of asbestos exposure.

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UN Agency Addresses Global Risks of Radon Exposure

The United Nations says it’s making a global effort to address the radio-active element radon, an odorless gas found in homes and buildings that can cause lung cancer.

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Critics Say Supreme Court Decision Protects Polluters

A Supreme Court ruling that favors a corporation accused of contaminating a North Carolina community has been met with outrage.

The 7-2 vote in the case of CTS Corp. v. Waldburger blocks a group of landowners in Asheville, N.C., from pursuing compensation for property and health damages allegedly caused by toxic chemicals released from a former CTS electronics plant.

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Effort to Reduce Lead Poisoning in Children Has AIHA Thinking Globally

Recommendations to reduce lead exposure to help prevent lead poisoning among children in developing countries have been announced in a recent press release issued by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

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