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Identifying Exposure Concerns to Asphalt Fumes
Identifying Exposure Concerns to Asphalt Fumes
8/29/2016 9:22:45 AM
Asphalt, or bitumen, as it is called in many other parts of the world, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. The primary use of asphalt is for road construction where it is mixed with aggregate particles. It is also commonly used to seal flat roofs and in waterproofing products, such as roof felt and shingles. According to the U.S. …
FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US
FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US
8/29/2016 9:07:45 AM
As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. “There is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission,” said Peter Marks, …
California Parents Warned of Children’s Water Bottle Recall Due to Lead Concerns
California Parents Warned of Children’s Water Bottle Recall Due to Lead Concerns
8/24/2016 9:07:49 AM
In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted information about a product recall of insulated water bottles marketed to children. Thousands of the 13.5 ounce water bottles were reportedly sold between July of 2015 and May of this year. The bottles were available from one of the nation’s oldest outdoor apparel and supply companies via their retail stores, …
Aspergillosis and Identifying Environments with Pathogenic Fungi
Aspergillosis and Identifying Environments with Pathogenic Fungi
8/16/2016 10:00:04 AM
In June of this year, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) published updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of aspergillosis. The guidelines appeared in the journal  Clinical Infectious Diseases  and addressed allergic, chronic pulmonary and invasive aspergillosis. Aspergillosis can be a life-threatening condition, but the Centers for Disease …
Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus
Protecting Workers and the Public from Exposure to the Zika Virus
8/15/2016 8:48:38 AM
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance that recommends pregnant women avoid travel to a neighborhood in Miami where several Zika infections were recently confirmed and the agency found persistent mosquito populations. The unprecedented travel warning for an infectious disease in a neighborhood in the United States …
Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
8/12/2016 8:58:25 AM
As recently as 2010, more than 22,500 confirmed and 7,500 probable cases of Lyme disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium known as  Borrelia burgdorferi  and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The blacklegged tick spreads the disease in the Northeastern, …
Lyme Advocates Petition CDC to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Guidelines
Lyme Advocates Petition CDC to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Guidelines
8/8/2016 7:00:00 AM
A D.C. based citizens action group wants the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to change its stance on the treatment of Lyme disease in the United States. The Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group filed a “citizen petition” with the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention calling on it to end the preferential treatment it extends to the Infectious Diseases …
Identifying Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards on Boats
Identifying Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards on Boats
8/4/2016 8:42:41 AM
Millions of people enjoy spending their time on all types of boats during the summer season. While many people relish their time on lakes, rivers or the ocean, boats powered by a combustion engine should be aware of potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning hazards. The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division warns boaters that exposure to carbon monoxide can harm or …

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