Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/3/2001
Study: Low-Dose Radiation Riskier Than Thought

Assessment method for radon questioned

11/29/2001
Hurricane Season Followed Its Forecast

Above-average number, but only one storm caused damage in U.S.

10/30/2001
CPSC Sues to Force BB Gun Recall

NRA calls action politically motivated

10/27/2001
Overexposed

Disturbing images in wake of terror attacks are common yet treatable, experts note

10/25/2001
Russia's Nyet on U.S. Food

Anthrax outbreak prompted temporary ban on Florida poultry

10/24/2001
Standards Developed for Security Gates

Automatic devices injure and kill, U.S. says

10/11/2001
Don't Anguish Over Anthrax, Experts Advise

Drugs, gas masks seen as overreaction

10/8/2001
Medical Detectives Tracking Anthrax Cases

Rare disease hits two at Florida newspaper; FBI enters investigation

10/1/2001
Bean Bag Weapon Is Not Child's Play

Tool in police arsenal proves dangerous

9/30/2001
A Walk on the Safe Side

'Walk to School Day' to promote pedestrian safety, fitness

9/27/2001
Can Metal Detectors Cut MRI Accidents?

Researcher says yes; other expert calls them inadequate

9/27/2001
Progress Slow in Locating 911 Calls from Cell Phones

Deadline looms for improving technology to tracks users

9/14/2001
In Some Countries, Cholera Still a Danger

Travelers should choose foods, water wisely

9/14/2001
Choose a Cutting Board Wisely

Some materials are easier to keep clean

9/11/2001
9/6/2001
Sex Attacks Can Happen Anywhere

Some tips to protect yourself at home

9/6/2001
Cool It, When It Comes to Food

Your refrigerator must be set to correct temperature

8/31/2001
Hollywood Should Buckle Down on Buckling Up

When it comes to seat belts, films are flimsy, says study

8/31/2001
Walk Wisely

It's great exercise, if done with care

8/28/2001
Agency Calls for Closer Scrutiny of Bus Drivers' Health

Fatal gambling-junket crash could have been avoided with better certification, NTSB report says

8/28/2001
Thrill Spills Are a Big Chill

Federal agency reports 10,508 injuries last year at amusement park rides

8/17/2001
Hotel Security

Tips to reduce your chances of being a victim

8/17/2001
Watch Those Dates

Clean out your medicine cabinet yearly

8/17/2001
Are You a Drug Abuser?

Follow directions to be safe

8/14/2001
Born to Shop -- Safely

Certain foods need special care

8/10/2001
Abused Girls Become Abused Women

Study: Any violence in childhood lasts a lifetime

8/9/2001
School Killings Spike as Semesters Start

September, January are most dangerous months, study shows

8/9/2001
Keeping Wildfires at Bay

Fire-resistant materials, landscaping help protect your home

8/8/2001
At Home, Cops Keep Guns at Ready

But loaded, unlocked weapons may be danger to kids, says survey

8/7/2001
A Thrill Chiller

Roller coasters may not be as safe as we think

7/31/2001
Special Storm Warning

Elderly need to be ready in case of hurricane

7/27/2001
Raising Cane

Make sure your walking stick is the correct height

7/27/2001
Beware the Undertow

A quick primer on what to do if caught in the ocean current

7/24/2001
Protect Yourself, Doggone It!

Tips on avoiding dog bites

7/23/2001
Byte My Fire

Blazes won't get much higher in the West this year, new computer technology predicts

7/23/2001
When the Shark Bites ...

Attacks are rare, but you can protect yourself

7/22/2001
The Hungry Eyes

National study confirms that kids who don't get enough to eat have poorer health

7/19/2001
Health and Welfare of America's Kids Looking Up

But several areas leave room for improvement, say federal officials

7/17/2001
Into Thin Air

Steps to keep altitude sickness at bay

7/15/2001
New Device Makes Gas Grilling Safer

It eliminates problem of 'overfilling' propane tanks

7/13/2001
Be Prepared for Injuries

Have first-aid kits at home and in car

7/13/2001
Keeping Your Cool

Even walkers should take precautions in the heat

7/13/2001
The Risky Life of an American Teen

Reckless behaviors take terrible toll

7/12/2001
Gary Busey Revs Up for Helmets

After near-fatal accident, actor turns advocate for brain-injury prevention

7/6/2001
Boom Time

Tips to protect yourself during violent weather

7/5/2001
The Grill Drill

Old propane tanks can be dangerous, so trade them in for safer cookouts

6/23/2001
Gel Cleans Up

Hand gel increases hand cleaning among health-care workers

6/16/2001
Pool Resources for a Safe Summer

Simple precautions can prevent injuries -- or worse

6/13/2001
Swimming Pool Blues

How to avoid a nasty germ

6/4/2001
Dial M for Maybe

Cell phones are safe, but long-term exposure is unclear, experts say