January 13, 2014

National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month.  So, what is radon, you ask?  Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the result of the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth.  It seeps into our homes through cracks or permeable materials in our foundations.  Radon exists in every state in the country and is estimated […]

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October 22, 2013

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Goes Global!

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Protecting our children is any parent’s highest priority, but there is a hidden danger in our homes that can harm their health and their futures. It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – a time we set aside every year to reinforce an important message about an environmental enemy that attacks hundreds of thousands of our […]

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April 17, 2013

Taking Steps to Bring Clean Water To Indian Country

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I have occasionally used the adage, “You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry,” but most Americans have probably never seen a well, much less rely on one for water.  Surprisingly, there are still many Americans who get their water from wells not because they choose to, but because it is their only source. […]

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December 6, 2012

Collaboration and Integrated Planning is Empowering People and Inspiring Change in Jacksonville

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The economic and physical health statistical realities in Jacksonville, Florida’s Health Zone 1 resemble those of third-world developing nations and stand in sharp contrast to the vibrant city adjacent to it. The area has a 26 percent poverty rate; median incomes are 50% below the county’s average and adverse significant health disparities abound. All of […]

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October 23, 2012

20th Anniversary of Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 – Title X

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Title X is an important piece of modern history, however many are unaware of the breadth of its significance.  Title X has nothing to do with mutant superheroes, Cartesian coordinate planes, or world-famous, televised music competitions. It is considerably more important than these other X-associations because it has everything to do with your health and […]

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