Social Safety


Compact Fluorescent Lamps Pose Mercury Exposure Risk if Broken

When disposing of burned out “old school” light bulbs, most people weren’t too concerned about whether they broke in the garbage bag. But the stakes have changed with t


Hug A Tree

Looking at nature may make you healthier, researchers at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health found. They learned patients recovered from surgery faster w

Urban Legends – The (Un)Truth Hurts

Here's a wealth of information out there about safety -- and quite a bit of misinformation. Some of that misinformation is in the form of urban legends, rumors and myths.

Watch Out For These Foodborne Illnesses

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200 diseases are transmitted through food, sometimes with fatal consequences, particularly to

Wired for Students

When your son or daughter went off to college this fall, did he or she find a safe place to live? Big old houses near a campus are traditional accommodation for many


Take Time to Listen

A supervisor in the kitchen was having a really busy, frustrating day. Two workers had called in sick so the shift was shorthanded. The hospital was full of patients unexpect

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