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Environmental Health

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention
Every year, more than 400 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. When power outages occur during emergencies (hurricanes or winter storms), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside.

Previous Years

Take-Home Lead Exposure Among Children with Relatives Employed at a Battery Recycling Facility
In this investigation, 39 (57%) children aged <6 years had venous or capillary BLLs ≥5 µg/dL. In adults, moderate and low levels of exposure can increase blood pressure, decrease fertility, be nephrotoxic, cause cognitive dysfunction and adverse female reproductive and birth outcomes, and possibly have a carcinogenic effect. Because the production of recycled lead has increased, more workers and their families are potentially exposed to lead from recycling facilities than in the past.

Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Aquatic Frogs - United States, 2009
As of December 30, 2009, S. Typhimurium isolates with the outbreak strain had been identified in 85 patients from 31 states, extending from Massachusetts to California, with week of illness onset ranging from March 22 to November 29. Among the patients, 52% were male; median age was 5 years (range: 3 weeks--54 years), and 79% were aged <10 years.

Summertime Safety
It's summertime, and that means it's time to go outside and enjoy the weather.

Veterans' Health Activities
CDC has taken the lead for the Department of Health and Human Services in addressing the health concerns of veterans of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, and working with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to protect the health of our future military forces.

Environmental Health General Information and Programs

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