June 2013

Environmental Awareness-101

Posted by titanadmin on June 27, 2013

DID YOU KNOW?
* 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.
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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.

CARE FOR YOUR AIR!

Toxins in Your Toolbox

Posted by titanadmin on June 22, 2013

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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.