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Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
Breathing tubes swell up
Muscles around these tubes tighten
Tubes make large amounts of a thick fluid called mucus
Secondhand tobacco smoke
Fix moisture problems quickly,
then clean & dry surfaces
Use kerosene , gas heaters & vent-free fireplaces carefully—follow instructions & open window
Is one of the most serious
health threats for children in
& around the home
Can cause leaning and
behavior problems as
well as damage hearing
& the nervous system
Used for drinking,
or serious illness)
pregnant women & sick
or older people
used in homes before 1988
dull gray color, scratches easily with a key
Tested for over 80 different kinds of chemicals
Company must notify you about unsafe water
Water test results
made public annually
If your drinking water comes from a private well or spring, it is up to you to keep it clean and safe
Has it been more than two years since your water was tested?
they can cause harm when not used properly
A little bit of some chemicals
can cause big problems
Use, store , & dispose of household hazardous products safely
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Do you eat, drink or smoke while using pesticides?
Do you use bug repellant on your kids?
Do you serve fruits & vegetables without washing thoroughly?
Decide if you can tolerate a few weeds or insects
Pull or hoe weeds
Clean up dead leaves & debris to remove pests
Use pesticides only if there is a problem
Use the least toxic chemical you can find for the jobTIPS for Lawn and Garden
Your chances of getting hurt at home are higher than at work or school?
The very old
The very young
“Paws Off” can help keep children safe
If you have a pool: