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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...

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...

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