Protect Yourself from Allergens, Mildew, and Mold in Your Home

No matter what time of year it may be, or how clean you keep your home, there can be a hidden danger, lurking, waiting to strike.  It can be growing right now, as we speak, threatening to cause health problems for you and your family.  It’s pervasive,...

Health Risks Associated with Smoke, Soot, and Mold

House fires are terrifying because the flames can cause intense bodily harm that results in serious injury and even death.  Once the fire is put out, many homeowners are relieved in the sense that the threat to their life or health has ended.  However, the flames...

Legionella Poses Risk for Patients in Health Care Facilities

The CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)(www.cdc.gov)  and an accompanying Vital Signs report on June 6 that analyzed the prevalence of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. health care system and found that 76 percent of facilities studied...

OSHA DELAYS SILICA STANDARD ENFORCEMENT DEADLINE 3 MONTHS

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for...

Invasive Mold can cause aspergillosis

Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive mold New guidelines focus on new treatments, early diagnosis of fungal infection The updated guidelines focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of aspergillosis: allergic,...

Students Learn about Indoor Air Quality

Months of reviewing ideas and conducting research on indoor air quality culminated April 20 with a Clean Air and Healthy Homes Program (CAHHP) symposium at Lathrop High School. Everyone walked away with a greater understanding of the dangers of dirty air. Fifty...

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