Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. According to the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after tobacco. Radon is formed when uranium breaks down into radium, which breaks down into radon. Radon is absorbed by the soil and can enter homes through the foundation and well water systems. The map below shows the percentage of homes tested with radon levels 4.0 pCi/L and above. The data is from homes which volunteered to test their homes for radon.
Click on the link here to view more information about radon, radon testing and radon levels in Georgia.
Personally, my allergies have been horrible so far! I recently heard that pollen this year is worst then it has been in recent seasons. Taking a good allergy medicine is key, but you can also protect yourself by being knowledgeable about the pollen count in your area. I found an allergy forecast map on Pollen.com that shows you the allergy levels in your given area across the United States. You can look at the general prediction for each state on the site which is colored coded- green for low, light green for low-medium, yellow for medium, orange for medium-high, and red for high. Also you can click your state or area of desire for a more detailed report. Once you click the state, you can enter your zip code or pick your city on the drop down menu.
Check out the site on Pollen.com or click here. Thanks pollen.com for the helpful map!
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EverydayHealth.com posted a flu map of the United States to show flu-risk trends and predictions. You can either click on your state and county or enter your zip code to see how your area rates. The map is color coded with mild risk and predictions colored white, moving to moderate risk with a turquoise color, then leading to severe with pinks and then red as the most dangerous.
“Our methodology takes into account current and historical CDC data, rising and falling interest in flu on social media and in online searches, and local and regional weather information. The flu map predicts flu severity county by county across the United States so you can plan ahead and take precautions to avoid the flu – both at home and in places where you plan to travel” (everydayhealth.com)
Go and check out the map by Everyday Health!
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Is half your child’s grade out with stomach flu?
Are chills and fever rampaging through your office?
We tend to rely on word of mouth to find out important community health news, but now there’s another way. The wbur’s CommonHealth introduced the Massachusetts HealthMap, a disease-tracking tool overseen by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston with input from public health trackers, the media and you. Have three of your neighbors reported rabid bats lately? Post it here. Or check your town for trouble spots. HealthMap tracks public health outbreaks around the world — and now from our neighborhoods. It gathers reports from official sources, including the Department of Public Health, and the media, and updates them hourly. Reports from the public are curated and updated once a day.
*Keep tabs on what’s happening around you, health-wise, and help others do the same!!
Read the original article and check out the map here.
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Less than six weeks remain in the first year’s final period of open enrollment. If you live in Northern New Jersey and need help enrolling in the Affordable Care Act, you’re in luck! Enroll America made an interactive map of North Jersey showing where the most uninsured people reside and where they can get help signing up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, either through the health insurance marketplace or expanded Medicaid.
Read the article here and check out the map and get more information about enrollment here.
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