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Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency


February 17, 2021

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency. Boil water ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Boil Water Advisory, Boil Water Order, Boiling Water, Broward County, CDC, Food Safety, Gardening, Handwashing, Public Health, Safe Drinking Water, Safe Water, UF/IFAS Solutions, Viruses, Water For Pets

Green Spaces and Public Health


April 13, 2020

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Accessability, Air Quality, Design, Green Spaces, Parks, Public Health, Recreation, Trees, Urban Areas, Urban Design, Water Quality

UF Researchers Find a Strong Correlation Between Liver Cancer and Cyanobacterial Toxins


July 18, 2019

When researchers in the UF Center for Emerging Pathogens analyzed U.S. public health data from 1999-2010, they determined that contamination from cyanobacterial blooms is a potential risk factor for non-alcoholic liver disease. They superimposed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Climate Change, Climate Tools, Cyanobacteria, Emerging Pathogens, HABs, Harmful Algae, Harmful Algal Blooms, Health, Health And Safety, Liver Cancer, Medical Science, Nutrient Impact, Oceans, Pollution, Public Health, Red Tide, Satellite Imagery, Toxins, UF Research Discoveries, UF/IFAS Research, Water Quality

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