Did you know that there’s a link between access to high-speed internet and chronic disease and preventable hospitalization? Access to information via broadband reduces both and when high-speed internet isn’t available it goes up.
So tells us a new interactive map by the FCC. You can explore the availability of broadband on one tab, health issues on another, demographics on a third and an overview on a fourth. Learn how to use the map and then zoom in by state, county and rural.
You go to the nail salon to relax, get your nails done and to look good but you could end up getting none of those if the nail salon you’re going to isn’t following proper hygiene regulations. A report by Fox23.com found that more and more women are ending up with serious infections because tools weren’t properly sterilized and other hygiene safeguards weren’t adhered to:
Next time you make a purchase and the cashier asks if you want the receipt, you might want to say “no thanks!” because that receipt could make you sick. No, I’m not talking about the germs that might be on that tiny piece of paper, I’m talking about the toxic synthetic chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA).
Turns out the thermal printers used to print out those receipts use bisphenol A which is absorbed through the skin. Bisphenol A is a potent carcinogen, and neurotoxic chemical, that has been linked to over 50 adverse health effects.
And while you’re thinking about how much you’ve been exposed over the years of being handed receipts, think about the poor cashier who has to hand one to every customer who comes through her line, all day long.
Additionally, it has been shown the absorption greatly increases when the BPA is mixed with certain other substances like hand sanitizers which many cashiers use often throughout the day to protect themselves from the germs on the money they handle.
You can read more about this issue in a report published by http://www.ehponline.org
From the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/drought/infectious.htm
Increases in infectious disease can be a direct consequence of drought.
OSHA unveiled the newest “It’s The Law” poster this past week. This poster must be posted in places of business where employees can see it. It lists the rights of the workers and the responsibilities of the employer with regards to safety.
You can download a 12.75″ x 17.75″ copy directly from the OSHA website or you can call 1-800-321-6742 and request a copy.
The poster is also available in Korean, Nepali, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese. To download one of the foreign language posters visit the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/poster.html