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Remember to eat well, stay warm, light the way, and be mindful of Halloween dangers from fire to traffic, and more.
These articles will provide a variety of timely ideas for spooky safety and fun:
- Halloween Safety Review
- Halloween is Dark & Scary
- More Halloween Fun!
- Protect your Pets Halloween Weekend
- Halloween History, Safety, Wisdom
- Halloween Bake-Off
- Halloween is CREEPING up! Are you ready for a Safe Halloween?
- Halloween, Bats & Rabies
- Halloween Safety Tips, Tricks and Costume Ideas
- Fall Fire Safety
As our readers know, we've done a lot of work with the White House as well as at the White House, including much with the Stop the Bleed campaign. We also share many proclamations coming out of the most-recognizable-in-the-world edifice.
Did you know that on this date in 1994 the official website of the White House, WhiteHouse.gov, was launched? The website is owned by the United States government and contains general American History information and news about the President. There is also a blog, photos and videos, and press briefings. The goal is to create meaningful ways for Americans to engage and connect with the White House.
Did you know that Columbus Day is not a public holiday in California, Nevada or Hawaii?
1492, sailing ocean blue, etc... well not in these places!
On this day, October 6th, 1979 Pope John Paul II became the first Pope in history to visit the White House. He was welcomed by President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Pope John Paul said, "It gives me great joy to be the first Pope in history to come to the capitol of this nation." During his pilgrimage to the United States, he traveled to six American cities preaching freedom and human dignity to millions of Americans.
Did you know that on this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day? This was until President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to the third Thursday of the month in 1939. He did this in order to boost the economy by allowing shoppers more time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas to purchase goods. This was only in effect for a short two years when it was changed to the original fourth Thursday.
Wake up, it's National Coffee Day! Don't miss out on the discounts and freebies today at restaurants and coffee chains such as Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Additionally, Starbucks
will be giving back by donating a coffee tree for every cup of Mexico Chiapas brewed for a customer. You will be enjoying the coffee aroma all day long!
The CDC says that most repellents can be used on children aged >2 months. Protect infants aged <2 months from mosquitoes by using an infant carrier draped with mosquito netting with an elastic edge for a tight fit. Products containing OLE specify that they should not be used on children aged <3 years. Other than the safety tips listed above, EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for using registered repellents on children or on pregnant or lactating women.
Industry leaders say Pregnant or lactating women should use the physical barriers described above to prevent contact with ticks. They may also consider having their OUTER clothing treated with Ben's® Clothing and Gear according to the label instructions. Ben's® Clothing and Gear provides 2 weeks of protection to clothing and gear. Other than the routine precautions, because there are too few studies conducted to examine the effects on infants of a mothers transdermal exposure to insect repellents, the EPA does not recommend specific precautions for using registered repellents on pregnant or lactating women. We recommend that you contact your physician with questions.
Insect repellents can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes that may transmit disease such as Zika Virus, West Nile virus and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). These diseases can cause serious illness and even death. Using insect repellent allows you to continue to play and work outdoors with a reduced risk of mosquito bites.
When should I use mosquito repellent?
If you are travelling, consult the State Department and CDC warnings for areas of concern for Zika, Dengue, West Nile, and other Mosquito-borne diseases. Apply repellent when you are going to be outdoors. Even if you don't notice mosquitoes there is a good chance that they are around. Many of the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus bite between dusk and dawn. If you are outdoors around these times of the day, it is especially important to apply repellent. In many parts of the country, there are mosquitoes that also bite during the day, and some of these mosquitoes have also been found to carry West Nile virus. (CDC)