There has been a significant increase in the number of bed bug-related inquiries received by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) over the past several years, with many involving incidents of pesticide exposure, spills, or misapplications.
Washington, DC - If you were concerned about beg bugs in your home or building you should be more concerned about poisoning your body to treat the bed bugs today. At least 111 people in seven states have gotten sick from being exposed to chemicals used to try to eradicate bedbugs within the past 10 years, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
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Breezy Point residents who have dealt with so much since Sandy hit are now faced with the additional concerns of mold buildup inside their homes. NY1's Michael Herzenberg filed the following report.
Walking along the Breezy Point beach one can see where the fire stopped. One house was spared while next door, there is no more door.
Hurricane Sandy sparked multiple electrical fires in Queens, including one in Breezy Point that left 111 homes destroyed. When it started, firefighter Richard Ferrin was actually battling a blaze elsewhere in the Rockaways.
Four patients at Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital in Oakland recently contracted Legionnaires' disease after the facility's water system became contaminated with elevated levels of Legionella, the bacteria that causes the pneumonia-like infection.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System officials said the four patients were treated successfully and efforts continue to decontaminate the water system. Clinical care at VAPHS has continued without interruption ever since the problem was uncovered in the past week.
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