June 2013

Environmental Awareness-101

Posted by Titan on June 27, 2013

* The average person spends 90% of their time indoors.
* The air indoors is 2-to-5x more polluted than the air outdoors.
* Children breathe in 50% more air than adults.
* According to the CDC, at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to lead.
Factors that compromise an indoor environment include:
* Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) * Carbon Monoxide
* Lead Paint and Lead Dust * Asbestos * Mold * Dust Mites
* And scores of other common indoor pollutants.
Common signs of indoor toxicity:

* Allergies, asthma, headaches or fatigue worsen when
you are in your house or another building.
* You generally feel sick or tired indoors.
* Unsuccessful attempts to feel better.

Spreading knowledge is key to these very serious problems.


Toxins in Your Toolbox

Posted by Titan on June 22, 2013


According to the CDC, children of lead-exposed workers were 6 times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels (BLL). The study concluded that 1 in 4 children of lead-exposed workers had elevated BLL.Ways to reduce your family’s exposure to lead, asbestos and other harmful toxins from your workplace:

* When possible, wear protective suits and footwear.
* Wash your hands and face before eating, drinking, smoking or applying cosmetics.
* Vacuum your clothes with a HEPA vacuum before eating and before driving in your family vehicle.
* Don’t wear your work shoes in your family vehicle and never at home. Changing clothes before driving your family vehicle is a good idea too.* Always have a change of clothes and never wash your work clothes with your family’s clothes. Change in a clean area. Bag your clothes.* Shower before returning home if possible. Or as soon as you get home … but before hugging your family.