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Generator Use and Carbon Monoxide

CO from a generator is deadly and can kill you in minutes. One generator produces as much CO as hundreds of cars. It can incapacitate and kill consumers within minutes. NEVER use portable generators indoors or in garages, basements, or sheds. They should always be used outside well away from windows, doors, vents, or any […]

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Don’t Mess with Mercury

Mercury is a metal found naturally in the environment. It comes is a few forms. Elemental (metallic) mercury is the shiny, silver-gray metal found in thermometers, barometers, thermostats, and other electrical switches. Mercury can break into droplets when spilled. The droplets spread easily and can build up in tiny cracks and spaces wherever it is […]

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Food Safety during Power Outages

Weather emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take if the power goes out. Learn more at the USDA website.

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