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  • Feature #1 - Time to Change Your Batteries: Change your CO detector batteries when you change your clocks on November 2, 2014
  • Feature #2 - Lead Poisoning Prevention: Learn more about preventing lead exposure among young children
  • Feature #3 - Guidance for Healthy Pools
  • Feature #4 - Hurricanes: Are you ready?
  • Feature #5 - Drought and Health: Learn how drought conditions can affect your health

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 2, 2014. As you prepare to set your clocks back one hour, remember to check or change the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector.
If you don't have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO alarm, now is a great time to buy one. At least 430 people die each year in the US from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning. Learn how you can prevent exposure to CO.

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