’Tis the season to be burning synthetic fire logs, but a new study from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health reports that using these prepackaged fireplace staples also could increase the chances of developing breast cancer. Read more.
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A hard-fought battle by a broad coalition of child advocates culminated this week with the announcement of $11 million in new funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for lead poisoning prevention. The awards will go to … Continued
While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy … Continued
Today, key public health and housing leaders, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, gathered in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of a new National Healthy Housing Standard. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) … Continued
The FDA proposed regulating e-cigarettes for the first time. Read about this story on NPR.
A healthy home assessment by a trained professional can help uncover hidden hazards in your home. Watch this video to see the Vazquez family’s story.