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extreme weather: heat waves

Heat waves are miserable!

Even more so if you’re acclimated to a colder climate and don’t have air conditioning to escape the unbearable weather. They’re just too hot, muggy, and sticky to function normally. 335 more words

Public Health

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: A Technique for Direct Determination of Body Fat Percentage

Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat to be healthy. Do you know how much body fat you have? Bioelectrical impedance analysis can tell you. 627 more words

Carbon Cycle

Foot and Mouth Disease: Viral Infection in Animals

Foot and mouth (hoof and mouth) disease should not be confused with hand, foot and mouth disease, although both viruses belong to the same family (Picornaviridae). 555 more words

Carbon Cycle

Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Adding chlorine to drinking water is a practice that began in the late 1800s, and by 1904 this was the standard in water treatment. For the most part, this process is still implemented today. 1,069 more words

Biological Medicine

Kitchen Cabinets, Part 1

Because kitchen cabinetry is normally made from engineered materials like mdf, plywood, or particleboard, people with chemical sensitivities have to find other solutions that will be safe for them. 1,514 more words

Chemical Sensitivities

linda @ Seriously "Sensitive" to Pollution reblogged this and commented:

Margaret Forrest kitchen standard aliminum framed If you need safe (non-toxic) kitchen or other cabinets, here's a brilliant idea with the basic how-to from Margaret Forrest at her new blog Build A Healthy House.

Summer is here and mosquitos are back

My neighborhood pools opened this week for summer and my family couldn’t be more excited. Unfortunately, mosquitos are popping up again and reminding me of the importance of discussing insect repellants with my friends, families, and patients. 650 more words


Get your pets ready during National Pet Preparedness Month

June marks National Pet Preparedness Month and is a perfect opportunity for you to learn how to plan for your pet’s safety during an emergency event. 74 more words

Environmental Health