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If you have been around rodents and have symptoms of fever, deep muscle aches, and severe shortness of breath, see your doctor immediately. Be sure to tell your doctor that you have been around rodents.
Renovators and contractors doing work that disturbs paint in child-occupied facilities and homes built before 1978 are required to work in “lead-safe” ways. The EPA lead web site tells about lead’s hazards, preventing lead exposure, living safely in pre-1978 buildings, and what “lead-safe” means. The page “Operators of Child Care Facilities” informs operators in older buildings that they either 1) get lead-safe certified if they are doing repairs/remodels themselves, or 2) that they advisedly hire a lead-safe certified firm. A concise EPA handout on providers’ responsibilities is available.
Iron - lean meats, fish, cereals high in iron, dried fruits such as raisins and prunes Calcium - milk, yogurt cheese, green leafy vegetables Vitamin C - citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, tomato juice, green peppers
1. Select examination gloves. Use non-powdered gloves because some forms of talc used to powder gloves may have lead contamination.2. Wash the child’s hands thoroughly with soap and water, and then dry them with a clean, low-lint towel. Plain, unprinted, non-recycled towels are best.3. Grasp the finger that has been selected for puncture between your thumb and index finger with the palm of the child’s hand facing up.4. If not done during washing, massage the fleshy portion of the finger gently.5. Clean the ball or pad of the finger to be punctured with an alcohol swab. Dry the fingertip using sterile gauze or a cotton ball.
Normally all blood lead test results are reported by the testing laboratory to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE then reports BLL's of 5 µg/dL or greater to the respective local health department for follow-up.
Plan B One-Step® contains the hormone levonorgestrel. Plan B One-Step® contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than regular birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy, mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. Plan B One-Step® may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb). You should use Plan B One-Step® within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex or experienced birth control failure. Plan B One-Step® is available without a prescription.
ella® works by decreasing progesterone in the body which can stop or delay ovulation and may also change the lining of the uterus preventing the egg from implanting after ovulation. ella® should be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. ella® is only available by prescription.
The sooner you take any emergency contraception, the better it works.Emergency contraception is a backup method of birth control you can use when: • Your regular birth control was used incorrectly or failed • You did not use any birth control method
Other Mold Resources: - A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home - Homeowner's Guide to Moisture Management - Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (Although it was written for schools and commercial buildings, the concepts apply to the home setting as well)
Note: Tri-County Health Department cannot provide legal services. For further legal questions you can contact Colorado Legal Services at 303-837-1313.
Other Radon Resources: - Citizens Guide to Radon - Dealing with Radon in Real Estate Transactions- Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction-- How to Fix Your Home
For more information see EPA's Asbestos website.
For more information on these and other health effects of asbestos exposure see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Cancer Institute.
1) Tri-County Health Department Industrial Hygiene Program staff can come to your home and collect the material to be sampled for asbestos and transport it to a local laboratory certified in asbestos analysis. Contact 720 200 1670 for more information. You will be charged for the analysis of the sample and shipping charges (if applicable); or
2) The homeowner can collect the sample. Industrial Hygiene Program staff will advise you in proper sample collection techniques, and you can collect the sample yourself and mail or transport it to a lab. You will need to submit a Chain of Custody form with the sample, available from the laboratory. The laboratory will charge you directly for the analysis of the sample.
You and your nurse decide who gets involved.
The Denver Health Tuberculosis Clinic provides low-cost diagnostic testing and treatment. If they diagnose you with TB, your treatment will be offered for free. Please call (303) 602-7240 to schedule an appointment with the Denver Health TB clinic. Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic at Denver Health