It has been roughly one month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Although the water has receded and the news cycles have moved on to cover the next catastrophe, Houston has just begun the long journey of cleaning up after this horrific storm. Hurricane Harvey was so damaging to the city because of the enormous quantity of rain it dumped onto Eastern Texas over the course of less than a week.
Thinking that it’s time to give your home a fresh, new look? Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to update any room that might be begging for a face lift. Some people see painting as the perfect opportunity to get their hands dirty in an at-home DIY project. Others can’t sign the check for a professional painter fast enough! No matter which category you identify with, the health risks of using paint inside your home are all the same.
Summer is in full bloom and that means our lawns are too! Realtors confirm that a nice lawn can add up to 11% to your home’s value and with over 80% of American homes having lawns this information should not be taken lightly.
During this year’s National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW) a key theme was education through collaboration. Our inaugural panel was held at the National Press Club on March 23rd and remains available for viewing through the Alliance for Consumer Education’s (ACE) Facebook page @AllianceforConsumerEd.
ACE brought together experts from a wide spectrum of experience to discuss and explore new ways of preventing accidental poisonings and intentional inhalant abuse.
It's that time of year again; the trees are starting to bud and the flowers are starting to bloom. From March 19 to the 25, it's also time for National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW).
NIPAW is an annual, community level program that seeks to broaden understanding of inhalant abuse and accidental poisonings as well as to educate about their prevention. The program was first developed in 1992 by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition. NIPAW is an extension of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW).
Each day over 17,000 young adults use inhalants for the sole purpose of getting high. Studies have shown that 10 is the average age children use inhalants for the first time. Over 1,400 household products can be abused; these products are inexpensive, legal, and readily available in the home, office, school, or local grocery store.
Addiction is an extremely prevalent issue in our country. 23 million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs.ͥ Addiction can range anywhere from use of opioids to reliance on inhalants such as nitrous oxide or gasoline.
If you look at homes all across the country you will probably find that most people recycle in one form or another. A 2013 study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that of the 254 million tons of trash Americans generate each year, 84 million tons of that material is recycled or composted.
Disease prevention is a broad subject. There are many factors that can go into fighting against various sicknesses and health issues. Perhaps, the most important and simple measure against a disease you can take is washing your hands. It is an easy task that takes a very short amount of time, but can have a powerful impact your own personal health and the health of those you come in contact with.
Inhalants are easily accessible, legal, everyday products. When intentionally misused, they can be deadly. Inhalant abuse is a lesser-recognized form of substance abuse, but it is no less dangerous. Anyone who abuses inhalants can die the first time trying it. Faith Coleman learned the hard way that inhalants can kill. In an interview with ACE, she told us her story.