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Pool Chemicals

When correctly used in your pool, chlorine and other chemicals keep the water invitingly clear and sparkling clean. There are also risks and safety precautions to take when handling, using, and storing potentially hazardous pool care chemicals. In their stored, undiluted forms, they can be quite toxic. In fact, chlorine...

Ticks

Written by Lynn B., RN, CSPI and Jayne S., RN, CSPI While Spring and warmer weather bring a welcome change, those pesky ticks that are found in Spring and Summer are not as welcome. Ticks are not really insects. They are classified as small arachnids and are considered to be...

E-Cigarettes

Written by Jayne S, RN, BS, CSPI Electric cigarettes, also known as E Cigs, have become popular in the past few years.  These use liquid nicotine which comes in various strengths.  Vials may range from zero milligrams per one milliliter up to 36 milligrams per one milliliter. In comparison,...

INSECT STINGS AND BITES

With warmer weather comes the expected spring & summertime nuisance of insect stings and bites. Stinging insects include honeybees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets. Biting insects include mosquitoes, fleas, flies, chiggers, ticks and spiders. Insect stings usually result in a local skin reaction as a result of venom injected by...

Mushrooms

As the saying goes, "There are OLD mushroom hunters and there are BOLD mushroom hunters, but there are no OLD BOLD mushroom hunters!" So know your mushrooms if you are one who enjoys hunting morel mushrooms in the springtime! In the grocery store you can find edible types of mushrooms...

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