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    CDC Report Links Swimming-Related Disease Outbreaks to Hotel Pools

    Pools can be inviting for families to cool off from the heat during summer vacations. However, a recent CDC report demonstrates that many swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotel pools or hot tubs.1,2 Pharmacists can play an important role in educating patients regarding healthy swim habits, and outbreak prevention strategies. Outbreak Statistics There have been 493

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    About Mold and Moisture

    Molds are living organisms that grow in damp places in your home. They stain or discolor surfaces and smell musty. There are hundreds of thousands of different types of mold. Mold can grow almost anywhere: on walls, ceilings, carpets, or furniture. Humidity or wetness, caused by water leaks, spills from bathtubs or showers, or condensation,

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    salmonella

    What is Salmonella? Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people sick. It was discovered by an American scientist named Dr. Salmon, and has been known to cause illness for over 125 years. The illness people get from a Salmonella infection is called salmonellosis. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection.

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    E. coli 0157:H7 and Drinking Water from Private Wells

    What is Escherichia coli O157:H7? E. coli O157:H7 (Ee KOE-lye) is one of the hundreds of strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Most strains are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. However, this strain, O157:H7, produces a powerful toxin that can cause severe illness. The bacteria can be found on a small number of

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    Health Problems Caused By Two Long-Term Risks: ASBESTOS and RADON

    Asbestos and radon are among the most publicized indoor air pollutants. Both are known human carcinogens. Their carcinogenic effects are not immediate but are evident only years, even decades, after prolonged exposure. Asbestos Once widely used in structural fireproofing, asbestos may be found predominantly in heating systems and acoustic insulation, in floor and ceiling tiles,

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    CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION BRANCH

    Real Estate Disclosure & Notification (Visite esta página en español) The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Act of 1992, also called Title X, required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop regulations for disclosing lead-based paint hazards in homes built before 1978 that are offered for sale or lease.  On

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