National Window Safety Week on April, 2024: What are the safety precautions during an earthquake?

National Window Safety Week 2024.

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What are the safety precautions during an earthquake?

Good question.

Every year, there are approximately 18 earthquakes worldwide which measure a magnitude 7.0 or larger.

Here are some tips if you are caught in an earthquake:

*Duck, Cover and Hold! If you are inside, crawl under a heavy piece of furniture and hold on! This will protect you from falling debris. Stand in a door frame. A door frame is the strongest architectural feature of interior buildings.

*If you are outside, stay in an open area away from trees, power lines or buildings. People can get hurt from falling debris as they enter or exit a building.

*If you are in your car, STOP driving! Make sure you are away from overpasses, buildings and power lines. Remain inside your car until the shaking stops.

*Do not use elevators.

After the Shaking Stops:

*Check yourself and others for injuries and provide first aid. National television coverage of earthquakes often shows neighbors helping neighbors while first responders fight


*Check water, gas and electric lines for damage. If you smell gas, open the windows and doors then leave your home immediately. Shut off the gas into your home ONLY

if you smell gas. Following the Northridge Earthquake, Californians shut off residential gas lines. Since only utility officials can reconnect the gas, many California residents were without gas for weeks.

*Do not use matches, candles or any type of flame. Fire and broken gas lines could be deadly.

*Avoid using the telephone unless a call is essential.

*Turn to your radio for lifesaving information.

*Don’t go sightseeing. Stay away from damaged areas and out of the way of emergency personnel.

*Expect aftershocks.

Opi Nail Envy Safety Question?

Opi Nail Envy Safety Question?

Many beauty & hair products now have LABEL INGREDIENTS and DISCLAIMERS, specially makeup, they are required to put labels so consumers are aware to watch for chemicals: DBP, TITANIUM, MERCURY, HYDROQUINONE, or Toluene solvent, that causes cancer or harm us. In other words, less is MORE.


Women in the study with highest concentrations of these chemicals, called phthalates, in their bodies were more likely to have diabetes than women with lowest concentrations, the researchers said.

Phthalates are found in a variety of products, including nail polish, hair sprays, soaps and shampoos. The findings suggest that phthalates could disrupt blood sugar metabolism, said study researcher Tamarra James-Todd, of Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Women's Health.

Phthalates are present in certain medications and medical devices, and its possible women with diabetes have higher phthalate concentrations in their bodies due to the use of these medications or devices, James-Todd said.

James-Todd and colleagues analyzed information from 2,350 women ages 20 to 80 who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2008. As part of the survey, participants underwent physical exams and provided urine samples.


What is not clever to do in a lightning storm?

What is not clever to do in a lightning storm?

Although most of the answers are good ones an I-Pod is ok so long as it is not conected to an auxilary power source I.E. to your homes electrical system.

As a Skywarn Spotter for the National Weather Service I must represent the NWS Properly in my answers.

There are alot of thing that you should and should not do during a T-Storm or an approching T-Storm.

Just Remember the safest thing to do is

Seek Shelter inside a sturdy structure and avioid windows

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