Mon November 26, 2012
Earth Calendar for November 26th and November 27th
We’ve all heard about indoor air pollution and yet every winter, to save on the heating bill, we insist on sealing ourselves up inside our houses.
Indoor air pollution can be many times higher than what’s going on outside. The USA EPA estimates that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, but that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air can threaten the health and the lives of every family member. The single most effective way to keep the air in your home healthy is to keep things out of your home that cause air pollution, including cigarette smoke, excess moisture and chemicals. The second most important strategy is to ventilate to pull dangerous pollutants out of the house. Run the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Open windows and make sure you have a good exhaust system in place for appliances and stoves. For more tips on how to keep your family safe and healthy during winter months, visit the American Lung Association's website.
On Our Calendar: Ohio EPA will offer a free grant writing workshop in southwest Ohio on Thursday, December 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center at 7400 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030.This workshop is free and open to the public so tell a neighbor, bring a friend. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and allow some extra time to enjoy a nature hike. Since the $4.4 billion dollar cleanup was finished in 2006, this former nuclear production facility has become a popular destination for birders and nature enthusiasts. For information and registration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org