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What Problems Can Occur? According to the EPA, actual events of drinking water contamination are rare, and typically do not occur at levels likely to pose health concerns. However, contaminants can enter ground or surface water either as a result of human and animal activities, or because they...

Healthy Homes Demonstration Tour-January 2014

Learn How to Reduce Health Hazards in Your Home! What: Take a tour of the 'Healthy Home' demonstration in a UMD apartment. Check out interactive displays, local resources and research, and give-a-ways! Why: Learn about home environmental hazards, health effects, & how to reduce harm. Identify...

HealthSmart's 2014 Month/Weekly Observances

HealthSmart's 2014 Month/Weekly Observances Timeframe HealthSmart Topic Resource January National Radon Action Month February Burn Awareness Week (2-8) March National Poison Prevention Week (16-22) April...


Be Radon HealthSmart:Test Your Home, Protect Your Health! 1. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. 2. Radon is found all over the United States. Maryland homeowners have reported elevated levels of radon in every county and Baltimore city. All homes are at risk for radon gas, however certain...

Healthy Homes Trainings

Upcoming Healthy Homes Trainings Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioners Dates: February 19 & 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Cost: $175 (2-day course registration fee) Place: University of Maryland 4-H Center 8020 Greenmead Drive College Park, MD 20740 The training will help you understand...

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