EPA Earth Month Tip of the Day - April 6, 2011: Be extra aware of environmental conditions where older people live!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 13:21.

Earth Month Tip of the Day: Environmental hazards and the elderly.

Today's environmental tip: Be extra aware of environmental conditions where older people live! As we age, our bodies become more sensitive to chemicals and environmental conditions. So you should carefully use products such as pesticides or cleaning solvents near areas where older adults live and sleep. Always follow the directions on the product package or label.

More information: http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/ahbe
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/podcasts

en español: ¡Sea consciente de las condiciones ambientales donde viven las personas de la tercera edad! A medida que envejecemos, nuestros cuerpos se hacen más sensibles a las sustancias químicas y las condiciones ambientales. Por lo tanto tome precaución al usar productos de limpieza y pesticidas cerca de las áreas donde los ancianos viven y duermen. Siempre siga las instrucciones en la envoltura del producto o la etiqueta.

Más información: http://www.epa.gov/aging/espanol
Podcast: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/espanol/podcasts.htm

Want more tips? Visit EPA's Earth Day site to learn more about Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and what you can do to help protect human health and the environment. 

http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips.htm