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Swimming Season

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Swimming Season – How to Avoid Water Illnesses

 

Think Healthy!  Be Healthy!  Swim Healthy!

 

SPRINGFIELD – As pools and beaches begin to open for the Memorial Day weekend, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, state public health director, is reminding people how to avoid getting sick while swimming.   May 20-26, 2013 is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is “How We Swimmers Contaminate Pools” and focuses on swimmer hygiene and the need for swimmers to take an active role in protecting themselves and preventing the spread of germs.

 

“While swimming is a great source of exercise, if you are not careful, you may end up sick,” said Dr...
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2013 21:58 Read more...

Rain Barrel Program

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Tazewell, Peoria, Woodford & Mason County

Rain Barrel Program

Rain barrels capture water from becoming storm water runoff that otherwise might further complicate combination sewage systems. Instead of sending it to the storm drain, capture it for your lawn or garden!

A rain barrel will save most homeowners approximately 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Saving water not only helps protect the environment, it saves you money and energy (decreased demand for treated...
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 13:50 Read more...

Employee Disaster Preparedness

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IEMA Highlights Employee Disaster Preparedness  

Home, Workplace Emergency Planning Can Protect Employees   

SPRINGFIELD – Recent widespread flooding affected many businesses and their employees in Illinois.  While most disasters can’t be prevented, emergency planning can help businesses keep employees safe in the workplace, and home emergency plans can keep those employees safe in their homes.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is highlighting employee...
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Avoiding Tickborne Disease

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Avoiding Tickborne Disease

 

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia, ehrlichiosis

 

SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors, it’s important to take precautions against tick bites and the illnesses they can carry, like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia and ehrlichiosis.  Tickborne diseases can cause mild symptoms, severe infections requiring hospitalization and even death.  Last year in...
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Local Flooding Precautions

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Local Flooding Precautions

Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding. Flood water can carry bacteria and other contaminants that could cause disease and illness.

During times of flooding, people are often concerned about receiving a booster dose of tetanus.  The need for tetanus vaccination during the flood depends upon individual circumstances. The same recommendations that apply at any other time regarding tetanus vaccination also apply...
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:37 Read more...

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