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African American History Month: Environmental Justice and Quality of Life

African American History and Achievements To commemorate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on February 12, 1926. It was later expanded to Black History Month in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration and has continued Read More >

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Find the Latest News on Toxic Exposure

Have you read the latest MMWR? Unless you are a scientist or health professional, you probably don’t recognize those initials! MMWR stands for Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is CDC’s primary vehicle for publishing timely and useful public health information. Read More >

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Searching for E. coli

It is 2006 and a woman lies in a hospital room suffering from severe cramps and vomiting. Her doctor has just told her that she has an Escherichia coli O157:H7 (commonly called E. coli) infection, a bacterial infection that causes serious stomach and intestinal distress and is sometimes fatal, especially in children and the elderly. Read More >

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Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

How do you bridge the gap between the growing concern over environmentally related pediatric health problems and the fact that many physicians feel inadequately educated to address such concerns? Between what parents would like to know about environmental effects on their children’s health and the need for a trusted source of objective, science-based information? With Read More >

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as ice storms), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Learn more about carbon monoxide Read More >

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Help Prevent Foodborne Outbreaks with CDC’s Fun E-Learning (And See Our New Promo Video!)

The skills needed to participate in an outbreak investigation are different from those needed to inspect restaurants, and the role of environmental health staff is critical. Check out our short video promoting CDC’s fun, free, and interactive training on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Read More >

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