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To Craft or Not To Craft

Summertime is winding down but there are still a few days, and possibly even weeks, left to enjoy some outdoor activities! Two favorite activities are blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk. Two other favorite activities, at least according to IPC statistics, are drinking bubbles and nibbling on the chalk! ...

What’s in Your Child’s Backpack

It’s that time of year again. In stores everywhere, parents are wandering around with school supply checklists in hand searching for paper, pencils and other items to fill their child’s backpack. In some instances, however, there may be more than school supplies in backpacks. A number...

Pesticides

Pesticides come in a variety of formulations with many different ingredients. They are used in our homes, in our workplaces and in our communities. Households with young children need to be particularly careful about using pesticides correctly. Proper use of pesticides is essential so that we can enjoy the benefits...

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...

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