Health and Safety Podcast: May 5, 2010

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Learn how to stay safe while cooking, details about Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday at the end of May and Lyme disease.

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Health and Safety Podcast: May 5, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />May 5, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />May 5, 2010:<br />Cooking Safety<br />Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday<br />Lyme Disease<br />
  3. 3. Cooking Safety<br />Stay in the kitchen while cooking. <br />Keep flammable items away.<br />Have a “kid-free zone.” <br />Keep an oven mitt / lid nearby.<br />If there is an oven fire, turnoff the heat; keep the doorclosed.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr<br />
  4. 4. Sales Tax Holiday<br />Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales <br />Tax Holiday<br />May 25-31, 2010.<br />Build your emergency supply kit.<br />Protect your home.<br />Save money.  <br />
  5. 5. Sales Tax Holiday<br />Stock up on emergency supplies:<br />Batteries and flashlights<br />Bottled water and coolers<br />Tarps, plastic sheeting and duct tape<br />Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers<br />First-aid kits<br />Portable generators<br />For details, go to ReadyVirginia.gov<br />
  6. 6. Lyme Disease<br />May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month:<br />Lyme disease is a serious health threat in Fairfax County.<br />Caused by bacteria transmitted by the black-legged or deer tick.<br />Ticks can be found inparks, forested areas andwell kept lawns and yards.<br />
  7. 7. Lyme Disease<br />Protect yourself from ticks / Lyme disease:<br />Dress properly.<br />Wear long, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and tuck your pant legs into your socks. <br />Wear a repellent.<br />Repellents containing up to 30% DEET are safe and effective at repelling ticks. <br />
  8. 8. Lyme Disease<br />Protect yourself from ticks / Lyme disease:<br />Wear specially treated clothing.<br />Do tick checks.<br />Make sure to check yourself, your children and your pets.<br />Promptly remove ticks.<br />Carefully remove it;use fine-tipped tweezers.<br />
  9. 9. Lyme Disease<br />Protect yourself from ticks / Lyme disease:<br />Feeling sick? Get prompt treatment.<br />If you see a bull’s-eye shapedrash, see your physician.<br />Protect your yard. <br />Follow label instructions.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fightthebite<br />
  10. 10. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.<br />703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.<br />

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