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Focus on Home Safety
January 2016 | Issue No. 116
People are exposed to lead from a variety of sources, including drinking water, and questions about lead’s impacts on our health have reemerged.
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By: Natasha Burgert, M.D., FAAP
Sleep Safety Tip:
Keep blankets, quilts, pillows, bumpers, sheepskins, and other loose bedding out of a  baby's sleeping enviroment. To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), it is better to use one-piece sleepers or wearable blankets. 
Did You Know?
Sales of small turtles were temporarily banned in the United States 40 years ago, after researchers determined the popular pets caused an estimated 280,000 Salmonella infections each year, mostly in children. Today, turtles often carry Salmonella, and outbreaks continue to occur. Learn more here.
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