Did You Know?
The majority of fire-related deaths happen at home.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people over 65
Nine out of every 10 childhood poison exposures happens at home . . .
The Department of Health is asking people all over the state to send ticks to the agency for a project to learn more about what types of ticks live in Washington.
The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides, furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil.
If your child is taking more than one medication at the same time, there could be dangerous health consequences if those medicines have the same active ingredient, warns the US Food and Drug Administration.
“The increases in poisoning, largely due to prescription pain medication, have been most dramatic over the past decade, signaling a need to rethink how pain medications are prescribed and used,”
FDA warns consumers to steer clear of fraudulent flu products, which can be found online and in retail stores and may include products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods, drugs, nasal sprays and devices.
Air quality in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties has improved but the the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency says a “stage 1″ burn ban remains in effect,
In 2012, a record 24,000 Snohomish County residents earned a food worker card through online training – versus nearly 5,000 who earned their cards in a classroom. The popularity of the online classes has led the Snohomish Health District to reduced its schedule of in-person food worker classes in English and Spanish effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“Parents should remember that children don’t perceive toys the same way we do and often don’t use them as we might expect . . .If a toy can be misused, chewed on, eaten, swallowed or thrown at someone, it will be.”
Here are simple tips that all cooks in the kitchen can follow this holiday season for cooking a delicious and safely prepared turkey.
Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of the Emergency Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital, shares some tips and a video to help you and your children have a fun and safe Halloween
King County residents can dispose of their unwanted and expired medicines anonymously and at no cost at a nationwide drug “take-back” day on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at more than 22 “take-back” collections sites around the county.
“Children’s bodies are not able to regulate and cool as well as adults’. It can take as little as 15 minutes in a hot car for a child to begin to suffer life-threatening effects.” — Dr. Tony Woodward, chief of emergency services at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Mercury and Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) contamination prompts state to issue fish consumption advisories for fish from Upper Columbia River and Pend Oreille River.
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