November 27 is Family Health History Day.
In 2003, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving as the nation’s “Family Health History Day,” when families can share information
by using a secured web site portal: the My Family Health Portrait to gather their family’s health history in one place.
This tool is secure, free and takes about 20 minutes to create your unique family health portrait. Information can be shared with
other family members who may not be home for Thanksgiving. They can build on your Family Health Portrait by adding their health information
and can choose to share with you.
LifeScience Moment: The Environmental Protection Agency required the phase-out of lead in gasoline."
On November 28, 1973 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Russell E.
Train announced the promulgation of final regulations to protect public health by reducing
the amount of lead in all grades of gasoline. The EPA was established by President
Richard Nixon on December 2, 1970.
According to EPA, a significant portion of the urban population, particularly
children were over-exposed to lead through a combination of sources including food,
water, air, leaded paint, and dust. The total amount of lead used in gasoline amounted to
well over 200,000 tons a year.
It's a Small World
Red Blood Cells
"In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing."
Elbert Green Hubbard, U. S. author, editor