Mushroom Hunting Safety

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Wild mushroom hunting is a popular hobby. Mushroom identification is tricky. Toxic and nontoxic mushrooms can grow side by side, and many mushrooms that can make you sick look just like edible mushrooms. Our best advice is to NEVER pick and eat wild mushrooms unless they’ve been identified by an expert.

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Is Homemade Slime Safe or Toxic?

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You cannot believe your eyes! You find your tween playing with a friend and neither of them has a phone or electronic device in their hands. They are actually screen-less, yet they are having FUN, up to their elbows in gooey slime.

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“Dripping”: Is Unfiltered Vaping Toxic?

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Novel forms of vaping have hit YouTube and internet forums. “Dripping” is one such method. With traditional vaping, the “juice” passes through a filter where some of it gets trapped before each inhalation. With dripping, the filter is bypassed and a few drops of the “juice” are dripped directly onto the heated coils or atomizer of the device which produces a thicker vapor cloud.

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Melatonin: Mother Nature’s Sleep Aid?

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How does your body know when it’s time to sleep? Your brain makes its own sleep hormone when darkness falls, and stops making it in the morning when the light returns. This hormone is called melatonin and has been sold as a dietary supplement to promote natural sleep cycles for …

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Synthetic Marijuana Spike

Synthetic Marijuana Spike

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With names like K2,Spice, Bliss, and Cloud Nine, and hundreds of others, the drugs often called “synthetic marijuana”, are – in reality – very different from marijuana.  They contain powerful chemicals called cannabimimetics and can cause dangerous health effects.  The drugs are made specifically to be abused. A recent synthetic …

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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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Garage Toxins

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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