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Five Public Health Dangers Caused by Hurricane Sandy

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Five Public Health Dangers Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was physically devastating, causing over 100 deaths and destroying the homes of thousands. Now that the storm has passed, officials are turning an eye toward the health risks that will be sprouting up. Issues like carbon monoxide poisoning, mold, waterborne diseases, hypothermia and shortages of medication can also take their toll on the…

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A Look at the Technology Behind the Paralympic ‘Blade Runners’

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A Look at the Technology Behind the Paralympic 'Blade Runners'

If, like millions around the globe, you watched avidly as the London 2012 Summer Paralympics took place, you would no doubt be blown away by the remarkable display of super-human athleticism from the likes of Oscar Pistorius and Jonnie Peacock: these games helped to remind us that we now live in an age where unilateral…

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What’s Lurking in Your Tap Water

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What's Lurking in Your Tap Water

Who knows what evil lurks in your tap water? Actually, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its state partners are hard at work spending a lot of money to do just that. In compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that was passed by Congress in 1974 to regulate the nation’s sources of…

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Carbon Monoxide May Be Good For You!

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Carbon Monoxide May Be Good For You!

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a frightening prospect, as it is a gas which has no smell and can kill very quickly. Recent newspaper reports about campers dying as a result of a tent becoming filled with fumes from a nearby gas BBQ have alerted holidaymakers to new dangers when camping. But in 2011, researchers at…

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