Pool Chemical Safety

Pool Chemical Safety

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The hot days of summer are often quenched by a refreshing swim in the backyard or community swimming pool. Many pools are treated with chemicals to prevent unwanted bacterial growth. Exposure to these chemicals can happen to pool owners during routine maintenance or to those just wanting to enjoy a …

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Check Your Garage For These Common Hazards

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ANYTHING DANGEROUS IN YOUR ALL-AMERICAN GARAGE?? Does anyone actually use their garage for  their cars? There *may* be room for a car among the bicycles, ladders, holiday decorations, hoses, tools and equipment, leftover home improvement supplies, birdseed, paint cans, toys, car maintenance and lawn care products. No one is pointing …

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How Much Mercury Is In A CFL Bulb?

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Compact fluorescent bulbs or CFL bulbs are becoming more popular in homes in order to reduce energy resources and save on electric bills. Many consumers are concerned about the mercury content in these bulbs and have questions. HOW MUCH MERCURY IS IN A CFL BULB? CFL bulbs contain a very …

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Tips to avoid mosquito bites

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Tips to avoid mosquito bites: The best way to avoid becoming infected with the Zika virus is to prevent mosquito bites. An easy concept in theory, but what seems an impossible task during the summer months. Following these tips will help minimize the chance of being bitten, especially for those …

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Have you ever heard of DEWSHINE?

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It’s been in the news lately. Four teen-aged boys were poisoned by drinking a concoction named “dewshine” they made from Mountain Dew soft drink and racing fuel. Two of them died. Coincidentally, there is a new soft drink called DewShine on the shelves, made by the same major beverage company that makes …

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Fireworks Safety

SPECIAL EDITION: FOURTH OF JULY TOXINS

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Preparations for the Fourth of July holiday are accompanied by dangers related to fireworks. In addition to burns and injuries to the eyes or limbs, poisonings may also result from fireworks. Adults may not consider fireworks appetizing, but some children find them appealing enough to chew or swallow. What Are …

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Holiday Safety: ‘Tis The Season To Be Poisoned

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‘Twas the morning post-party, when all through the house, No adult was stirring, not even your spouse. The children, you thought, were asleep in their beds. But, what you didn’t know, they had other ideas in their heads. Your house was awash in post-party trash, And the kids thought this …

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Button Battery Safety

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Kids find and swallow the strangest things like buttons, marbles, coins, beads, small parts of toys, jewelry, crayons, kitty litter, popped ballons… need we go on? Lukily, their little stomachs can handle almost anything they can get down. The proof shows up in the poopy diaper or training pants within …

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Handle With Care: Pesticides May Be Toxic

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Yard work and gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify your land, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Sometimes you need to purchase and apply pesticides to control weeds and insects that threaten the health of your yard, garden, or home. Pesticides can …

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Laundry Detergent Packets

Laundry Detergent Packets

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Laundry Detergent Packets Can be Harmful to Children Highly concentrated “single-load liquid laundry packets” can cause serious harm to young children. Poison centers receive many calls each year about children getting into laundry detergent packets. Swallowing it often causes mild stomach upset, if there are any symptoms at all, but …

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