Indoor radon limits lowered to prevent lung cancer
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 17:01
The World Health Organization announced that they have established a new limit for indoor radon gas levels. The previously accepted "action level" was 4.0. The new maximum radon level is 2.7. Based on this new threshold, millions of U.S. homes will require repairs to reduce the levels of the gas.
Prostate Cancer Guide offers facts and guidance for hardest-hit male population
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:36
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new guide, Straight Talk for African-American Men and their Families, is now available from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). It was produced in alliance with Charlie Wilson, famed R&B singer and recent prostate cancer survivor. African-American men are 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2.4 times more likely to die from it than Caucasian men.
(Earth Talk) Non-toxic, non-lethal ways to deal with squirrels, gophers and groundhogs
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:33
EarthTalk ® From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: What would you recommend as a non-toxic/non-lethal way to keep squirrels, gophers and groundhogs away? -- Faye Gillette, Coarsegold, CA Keeping unwanted critters away can be tricky business, and options are somewhat limited.