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Protect yourself! In summer, always apply sun block SPF 15 or more to protect your skin from solar UV radiation.
Check before you go
Find out the quality of beach water before you go. Check with your state office to be sure you will enjoy your visit to the beach.
Environmental hazards and the elderly
Be extra aware of conditions where older people live. As we age, our bodies become more sensitive to chemicals and environmental conditions.
Read the label
Use pesticides safely, whether at home or in the field. Always follow the instructions on the can or container label - it's the law.
Don't top off!
During hot weather, don't top off your gas tank. Even a small gas spill adds to air pollution and wastes fuel.
Don't let waste run off!
You can reduce polluted storm water runoff -- simply pick up your pet's waste; don't leave it to wash away after a rain.
Use clean diesel
Encourage your hometown/state to spend road construction money on the cleanest equipment for air quality.
Compliance made easy
Farmers, mechanics, and other businesses can help protect the environment by better understanding environmental requirements.
Celebrate Earth Day!
Exercising outdoors? Use your local air quality forecast to help plan the best time for a workout or run.
Preserve the Ozone Layer. Make the Switch.
Switch your old CFC-based albuterol inhaler, which releases propellants that deplete the ozone layer, to a newer, environmentally friendly HFA-based albuterol inhaler. People using CFC versions are required to switch to HFA albuterol inhalers by December 31, 2008.
On unhealthy air pollution "action alert" days, wait to mow your lawn until it's cooler in the evening or early the next morning.
Play it safe
Protect children from poisoning by household chemicals such as bug spray. Lock pesticides and chemicals safely away from children.