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Welcome to the Environmental Health News page. We feature general news about environmental health that impact the lives of New Mexicans. Occasionally we will feature news about the exciting innovations in Environmental Public Health Tracking and health data and what that means to lives of people in New Mexico.

Households in Albuquerque have a convenient, safe and environmentally friendly option for disposing pills, thanks to a program sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Police Department. This public health activity supports the efforts of programs in poisoning prevention, behavioral health/substance abuse, and environmental health. Proper disposal protects children and pets from accidental poisonings and helps prevent the misuse and abuse of medications. Did you know that it also prevents contamination of surface, ground, and drinking water?

Locations around the city offer drop-off spots for pills that are doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and pet medications. When you are spring cleaning, take time go through medicine cabinets, gather your old, unused, and no longer needed pills but don't flush the pills. Take the pills to one of the drop-off points. Learn more and find a location near you at: https://www.cabq.gov/police/programs/pharmaceuticals#disposal-locations.
CPSC Portable Generators and Carbon Monoxide Report. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined preliminarily that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with portable generators. To address this risk, the Commission proposes a rule that limits CO emissions from operating portable generators.

NM EPHT provides practical tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning and detailed data about CO poisonings in New Mexico.
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Content updated: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:46:43 MST