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Dangers of Garage Sale and Antique Shopping

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 10/30/2012

Dangers of Garage and Antique Sales

Garage sales, antique shopping and pawnshops are all great places to find some really interesting items. In fact, they are great places to possibly find rare and valuable antiques. However, not many people consider the hidden dangers behind a simple event as a garage sale.

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Stay Safe While Renovating Your Home

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 9/18/2012

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Renovating a home can be an exciting time, but there are also potential health risks that are involved with these types of projects. This is certainly the case when it comes to older homes. With a few simple precautions, the renovation can be completed without any problems.

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Electronic Toxins and Safety Procedures To Help Protect Oneself

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 1/27/2012

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Automobiles contain a variety of toxic substances that can enter your body through your skin and by breathing. Inside of your car, heavy metals and other toxins, including mercury, cesium, cadmium and barium are contained within the electronic components of the vehicle. These toxins are primarily within the microchips and liquid crystal display (LCD) screens found on your dashboard and on accessories such as portable geographic positioning system (GPS) units.

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Passion For Cars Can Be Dangerous For The Do-It-Yourself Type!

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 12/30/2011

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All car enthusiasts’, develop a vision that one day he or she will have their dream car in their garage. Each of these different types of rides whether a classic, muscle, tuner, import, exotic, or supercar, each has a specific magnificence to ones eye. Today, automobiles are very important and used frequently each day for transportation. Although, not many people are familiar with the dangerous toxins lurking inside these vehicles.

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September 11th, 2001: The Enduring Health Legacy

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 9/9/2011

Surely 9/11 touched each and every American significantly. It was the end of American innocence, sending a powerful message about our place in the world. Today, almost without exception, each of us can say that because of that bright September morning, we have been changed for life. Mothers were left without sons; brothers without brothers, and friends were taken from friends by this senseless act of violence. Unfortunately, the ultimate legacy of 9/11 many still bear as they deal with the long-lasting health effects associated these terrorist attacks.

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Comprehensive Asbestos Exposure Infographic Now Available

  • Author: Brian Turner
  • Date: 8/31/2011

We’re excited to share this tremendously comprehensive infographic we’ve put together detailing the dangers of asbestos. Below you’ll learn where asbestos comes from and how it now affects nearly every corner of the United States. While asbestos has been banned for use in most capacities since 1980, you’ll see below that the mineral is still found in a multitude of commercial products, buildings, naval ship components, as well as automobile brake and friction components.

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  • Joined MCA in 2007
  • Safety advocate for environmental health risks and carcinogens
  • Green building expertise
  • Researches important programs for our site

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