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Hurricane Harvey: The Health Dangers Hidden in High Water

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.

Painting Like a Professional: Safety Tips for Redecorating Your Home

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.

ACE Hosts National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness (NIPAW) Panel

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.

Join Us During National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW)

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).

The Simple Power of Handwashing

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.


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