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Photo of the publication cover. Mold FAQ Mold - Help August 1, 2010

Is something growing in your bathroom, water heater closet, window seals, or under your kitchen sink? You have likely found mold. So now what? The first step is removing the mold. Next is controlling for moisture. Take the time to understand what mold is, how it grows, and how to clean it up.



Photo of the publication cover. EMS Critical Incident Stress Management Information EMS Critical Incident Stress Management - Help June 8, 2010

This document contains general information about critical incident stress management.



Photo of the publication cover. Federal Medical Stations FAQ Strategic National Stockpile - Help April 28, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions about federal medical stations.



Photo of the publication cover. Newborn Screening Packing & Shipping Procedure Children's Medical Services - Help April 1, 2010

This procedure explains how to pack and ship blood spots to the newborn screening program.



Photo of the publication cover. Plague Information for Physicians & Healthcare Workers Zoonotic Diseases - Help September 1, 2009

This document provides a wealth of information about plague for New Mexico physicians and healthcare workers including modes of transmission, clinical recognition, treatment, clinical consultation and referral, public aspects of plague, and more.



Photo of the publication cover. Seven Tips for Keeping a Healthy Home Healthy Homes - Help August 26, 2009

Everyone needs a Healthy Home and some of the most serious health problems for children start in their home, but making our homes healthy can be as easy as taking Seven Steps to a Healthy Home.



Photo of the publication cover. Environmental Justice Definitions Environmental Health - Help August 26, 2009

This document defines common terms as they apply to environmental justice such as equity, racism, classism, and community of concern. Please take a look to learn more.



Photo of the publication cover. Hepatitis B Sample Hospital Standing Orders Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention - Help August 12, 2009

Standing orders based on CDC recommendations.



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Quiz for Swimmers Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

This short single page (double-sided) quiz asks a series of true/false questions and provides answers on the back. It covers topics such as whether or not chlorine kills cryptosporidium quickly, the effect of swallowing pool water that has crypto in it, practical ways to keep you and the pool safe, and much more.



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

This fact sheet is available in both English and Spanish. It explains what Cryptosporidium is, why you should be concerned about it, how it is spread, and how to protect yourself and your family.

Hoja Informativa de Cryptosporidium



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet for Pool Operators Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium, that can live in the intestine of humans and animals and is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "Crypto." The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants.



Photo of the publication cover. Sexual Assault Fact Sheet Sexual Violence Prevention - Help May 5, 2009

This informative fact sheet explains what sexual assault is, how many women are victims of sexual assault, sexual assault in New Mexico, and where to go for help.



Photo of the publication cover. Work-Related Asthma FAQ Occupational Health Surveillance - Help February 25, 2009

This extremely helpful document answers many frequently asked questions about work-related asthma. It explains what work-related asthma is, the health effects related to asthma, what the symptoms are, what causes it, which workers can get it, what you can do if you think you have work-related asthma, and provides a number of helpful website resource links so you can learn more and protect yourself from work-related asthma.

¿Qué es el asma relacionada con el trabajo?



Photo of the publication cover. Sulfate in Drinking Water Water Quality - Help January 1, 2007

Sulfate usually occurs naturally in the groundwater in New Mexico because the water dissolves it out of rocks, such as gypsum. Natural levels can be increased by contamination from mines, mills, landfills, sewage and other man-made sources.



Photo of the publication cover. Biomonitoring Fact Sheet Biomonitoring Program - Help January 1, 2004

Biomonitoring is the evaluation of human sample media such as blood or urine to assess chemical exposures. This document describes what biomonitoring is, the steps taken to analyze samples, health goals, project goals, and other aspects of the biomonitoring project including progress and products.



Photo of the publication cover. Nitrate in Drinking Water Water Quality - Help September 1, 2003

Nitrate is a chemical compound made up of nitrogen and oxygen, which can be found at low levels in foods (vegetables and meat preservatives) and well water. Nitrate is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Nitrate can become harmful when bacteria in the environment, food, or in the human body convert nitrate into nitrite.



Photo of the publication cover. Bacterial Contamination Water Quality - Help August 1, 2003

Bacteria are living organisms that are too small to see without a microscope. They are present all around us in air, soil, and water. Some types of bacteria can get into drinking water and make people sick.



Photo of the publication cover. Dairies & Human Health Water Water Quality - Help August 1, 2002

Citizens have expressed some health concerns about living near dairies, especially regarding water quality, air quality, and odor problems.



Photo of the publication cover. Drought Water Quality - Help July 1, 2002

The system operators should have a plan for securing an emergency water supply if you are on a public water system. Community water consumers are encouraged to participate in the decision-making process for their community’s drought emergency preparedness.



Photo of the publication cover. Lead in Drinking Water Water Quality - Help June 1, 2002

The Safe Drinking Water Act sets an action level of 15 or less ppb (parts per billion) of lead in drinking water at consumer’s homes. Drinking water in New Mexico does not naturally contain lead, but lead can get into the water, if lead leaches out of any lead-containing components in the plumbing.

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