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Hobo Spiders

by Jennifer Snyder — last modified Oct 15, 2013 02:25 PM
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Think you have a hobo spider? It’s possible, but not likely. read more...

Sustainable Landscaping Educational Series for McKenzie Residents

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 23, 2012 12:07 PM

Schedule and details for an upcoming series of sustainable landscaping workshops offered for resident's along the McKenzie river. read more...

Avoid Having a Lousy Day

by Aimee Code — last modified Nov 30, 2011 06:26 PM
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Whether or not head lice has not been a problem at your school this year, check out these tips to help you and your family prevent getting lice. read more...

How Are Children Exposed to Household Insecticides?

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 25, 2010 12:00 AM
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Activities like playing on carpets, putting toys in the mouth, and relaxing on the couch with a baby bottle are common ways for toddlers and children to spend time. Some of these activities mean that kids are more likely to be exposed to household insecticides than adults. A recent study looked at which children's activities are most closely associated with pesticide exposure and found that the amount of time young children drinking from baby bottles was linked to the amount of pesticides exposure the children received following a household insecticide treatment. read more...

Childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma And Pesticide Exposure

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 23, 2010 12:00 AM

Two common childhood cancers have been linked to prenatal exposure to household pesticides according to a December 2007 study. read more...

Insecticides on Home Floors:Results from the American Healthy Homes Survey

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 22, 2010 12:00 AM
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Floors in most American homes are contaminated with insecticides, according to the American Healthy Homes Survey, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).* The EPA sought to collect nationally representative data on current levels of insecticides that people might be exposed to in their homes. Knowledge of home exposure combined with exposure from other sources such as food, can help EPA assess human health risks, especially for children.* read more...