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January is National Radon Action Month


Wed, Jan 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

(Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 6, 2010) - EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.



What is radon?

Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that causes no immediate health symptoms but medium and long-term exposures can cause lung cancer. It comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth. Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Buildings with high levels can usually be fixed with simple and affordable venting techniques. EPA information - http://www.epa.gov/radon/index.html



EPA estimates that one in every 15 homes nationwide has a high level of radon at or above the recommended action level of 4 picoCuries (pCi/L) per liter of air.



Healthy Homes

The Healthy Homes Community Initiative (HHCI) is a demonstration pilot project in which EPA Region 7 partners with environmental, health, and energy organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Partners provide educational information and services to help community members address concerns related to health and the indoor environment. A collaborative approach is used to address health and environmental concerns within the home.



Components of the initiative include:

Community Train-the-Trainer Sessions - Sessions are designed to make community members more effective at helping others learn about health and the home environment.

Outreach at Community Events - Healthy Homes outreach and educational information is provided at neighborhood events.

Community Presentations - Presentations are given to community leaders, parent groups, and service providers to increase awareness about health and the home environment.

Media Campaign - Educational and resource information is provided in a clear and concise way so community members know where to seek help or resources associated with health and the home environment.



Publications:

HHCI Fact Sheet (PDF)

Steps to a Healthy Home brochure (PDF)

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home booklet (PDF) and en Español (PDF)

Safer Cleaning Resource Guide (PDF) and en Español (PDF)



Media Materials - http://www.epa.gov/radon/rnpsa.html

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"Toddleriffic" 2010 Resolution:

Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



With any new year comes the perfect opportunity to change old habits and introduce healthier lifestyle choices. In the past, your New Year's resolutions probably had something to do with just yourself, but as a parent, there's one other perso ..... 
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Tis (still) the Season for carbon monoxide risks

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Wintertime weather can bring about more than just snow emergencies in Minnesota. Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings also peak during winter months, according to a new report on CO exposures released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) ..... 
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Fillmore County reschedules seasonal flu vaccination clinics

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering a seasonal influenza immunization clinic on December 30, 2009, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Hillside Apartments located at 409 South Hudson in Spring Valley. This seasonal flu vaccination clinic is open ..... 
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Mindfulness through the holidays

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Researchers, parents, and helping professionals are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce the incidence of child abuse and domestic violence. Wouldn't it be great if there was a method for improving family relationships that was inexpensive, ..... 
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Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. If you haven't donated blood through the Red Cross, add another resol ..... 
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Harmony blood drive collects 43 units

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 15 succeeded in collecting 43 units of blood despite the bitter cold weather. There were 46 donors that presented with five first-time participants. Congratulations to five donors who reached the following ..... 
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Highland Store is rooted in tradition and healthful foods

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

The clichéd "spot in the road" is the location of the Highland Store. One could readily whiz up County Road #10 and not notice it at all. Don't miss it though. It is well worth squealing the brakes to stop for breakfast or lunch.

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H1N1 vaccination appointments for small children

Fri, Dec 4th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health, located at 902 Houston Street NW in Preston, is offering H1N1 vaccination appointments at their main floor office for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age on:

• December 8, 2009, from 9 to 11 AM

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