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Camping and Wilderness Safety

Camping in the wilderness can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family—if you are prepared. The safest campers have respect for the wilderness and are responsible in the outdoors.

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Safe Food Handling is Key to Healthy, Fun Picnic

Picnic grounds and backyards are bustling with barbecues, but food-borne illnesses can quickly spoil the fun. By taking simple steps when handling, storing and cooking food outdoors, everyone can enjoy a food poisoning-free summer.

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Handling Eggs Safely at Home

Eggs are a perishable food and must be properly stored and cooked.Raw eggs that“were contaminated with Salmonella entertains have caused some outbreaks of food borne illness.

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Barbecue Season? Then Do It Right

Warm weather is the ideal time to cook out: more people cook outdoors in summer than any other time of the year. But warm temperatures are also ideal for bacteria and other pathogens to multiply and cause foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Print out this great checklist of Halloween safety tips and put it up on the fridge. Some are common sense – and all make good sense.

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Safety Tips to Prevent Halloween-Related Injuries

Halloween-related injuries can involve burns from flammable costumes ignited by open flames from items such as candles and jack-o’- lanterns, and abrasions from sharp objects attached to masks or costumes. Make this year’s holiday a safe one by following these safety tips on costumes, treats and decorations.

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Debugging the Dispenser

After a restaurant patron in Cincinnati complained last summer that his iced tea smelled like sewage, the city’s health department sampled iced tea from several area restaurants. The study revealed high levels of coliform bacteria, prompting the state of Kentucky to launch a similar survey of its restaurants – and how to properly prepare brewed iced tea.

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Secondhand Smoke in Your Home

We spend more time in our homes than anywhere else. So the thought of cancer-causing chemicals circulating throughout our houses and apartments can be quite unsettling. Yet, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that is exactly what happens when someone lights a cigarette in your home.

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Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?

What comes to mind when you think of a clean kitchen? Shiny waxed floors? Gleaming stainless steel sinks? Spotless counters and neatly arranged cupboards? They can help, but a truly clean kitchen – that is, one that ensures safe food – relies on more than just looks: It also depends on safe food practices.

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Hey Bicyclists – Use Your Head by Wearing a Helmet!

Not only do bicyclists of all ages need to always wear helmets when biking, they also need to make sure their helmet fits properly.

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Protect Your Home Against Theft

Every year, burglars hit more than five million households, stealing more than $4 billion worth of property. Determined thieves can break into just about any home, but you can take steps to make entry a lot more difficult for them.

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