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House NIOSH reminds us that "The days are long and full of hazards."

HBO's Game of Thrones was officially finished. NIOSH's Brenda Jacklitsch, PhD, MS posted a very delightful and informative article in the form of a parody of Game of Thrones. This article claim that we should be sure to know our friends and foes before "Battle for Healthy Outdoor Workers", and explain what to do and what to avoid when you work outdoors with the format of Game of Thrones. For example, you can find sigil of House Hydration, and their words are "What is hydration can never dry." Of course, you can check the detailed scientific information regarding hydration in this article, e.g., "If in the heat 2 hours or less, drink 1 cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes. During prolonged swe

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Nail Salon Products (OSHA 3542-2012)

We previously posted the trending article 'Exposure to BTEX (benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene) in beauty salons', and we decided to add more information regarding health hazard of beauty salon. The below is a part and a short summary of OSHA publication 3542-2012; Nail Salon Workers: Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures. Nail products, such as polishes, strengtheners, removers, and artificial nail liquids, can contain many chemicals. Some of these chemicals are more harmful than others. Over time with repeated use or exposure to high concentrations, these chemicals could damage your body or cause an allergic reaction. Every person is different and not everyone


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