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When wildfires create smoky conditions it’s important for everyone to reduce their exposure to smoke. Learn steps to take and also how to protect pets and livestock from smoke.
The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher exposures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which are a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer.
Lincoln County Extension builds coalition to inform Latino and indigenous communities about COVID-19
The effort has focused on providing urgent video communications in Spanish and Mam – a language spoken by more than a half-million people in Guatemala – in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the county.
In light of community testing results that indicate Hermiston’s rate of COVID-19 is dangerously high, public health leaders are encouraging residents and employees of local businesses to wear face coverings, stay 6 feet apart in...
Preliminary results from random door-to-door TRACE-COVID-19 sampling by Oregon State University last weekend suggest that 17% of the Hermiston community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 25-26.
The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program and the OSU Center for Health Innovation are collaborating on the From Coast to Forest: Building on Community Strengths to Promote Mental Health and Reduce Opioid Abuse in Rural Oregon project (Coast to Forest). The project is funded through the Rural Health and Safety Education program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the US Department of Agriculture. Project activities will take place in Tillamook, Lincoln, Baker and Union Counties in Oregon.
The Union County Emergency Preparedness Coalition tapped Robin Maille to coordinate the effort to provide 1,000 face coverings to the school district.
Extension recently released a collection of resources for farmers and ranchers and food production or packing plant supervisors to use in the workplace.