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Warning about Toxic Lead Dust for Homeowners Rebuilding after Sandy
Lindenhurst contractor Robert Deacon of Vango Cleaning warns against potentially toxic materials being lifted into the air as the reconstruction goes on south of Montauk Highway in many of our communites, including lead in many of our homes.
"If you have a young child in your home and you suspect there may be a lead problem, then take the recommended steps to eliminate any lead-contaminated dust, and make sure the child washes his/her hands frequently," Deacon writes.
Water Safety Tip of the Week: Eyes on Children at All Times
Summer may be a ways off, but local indoor pools are open year-round and for little children, the risk comes in all sizes from – stream to bathtubs, warns the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
"It only takes a second for something to go wrong," the group writes in this week's post. "A child can drown in as little as 2" of water, so never take your eyes off your child, not even for a second!"
How to Protect Your Sandy Insurance Check
The cleanup and reconstruction from Hurricane Sandy has been no easy task, which many homeowners know all too well these past three months. The damage can be made worse by insurance money being taken right out from the hands of needy homeowners, says lawyer Leslie H. Tayne, Esq.
"Beware of depositing large sums of money into your bank account if you are in debt," Tayne writes. "While FEMA money is usually safe from your creditors, insurance money is not!"
The Causes & Treatments of Lung Cancer
Dr. Shawn Zimberg discusses the causes of lung cancer, from well-known smoking related issues to other problems such as air pollution and second-hand smoke. He also discuss the various ways a person diagnosed with cancer can go about their treatments.