Month: January 2019

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Disease and Farm Workers

Working in agriculture creates conditions ripe to cause higher rates of pulmonary disease in farm workers. Lung issues, including asthma and lung cancer, are possibilities. Higher-than-usual amounts of dusts, vapors and fumes are contributing factors. Additionally, particles associated with livestock, grains and pesticides create conditions that deteriorate the lungs. These types of dust particles have …

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Accessibility for Bicycles

State Highway System: Accessibility for Bicycles

The Central Valley of California, which includes Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Kern counties, have state highways that lead to scenic and popular regions. Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park are accessible through the state highway system. Currently, there is no accessibility for bicycles or pedestrians. That?s why Assembly Bill No …

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Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force

The Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force

Currently, the way speed limits are decided and set is based on something called the 85th percentile methodology. It?s the speed at or below which 85 percent of all vehicles travel under free-flowing conditions. It?s measured by vehicles driving past a monitored checkpoint. Taken into consideration are vehicles that travel slightly slower or slightly faster. …

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School Bus Passenger Restraints

School Bus Passenger Restraints: What Took So Long?

When school buses were designed, they were created with safety in mind. Their size and weight, combined with high-backed seats, were tested and found to be safe without restraints from a rear or front crash. Nothing was said about side-impact wrecks. When hit from the side, children without school bus passenger restraints fly sideways out …

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Driver's License Renewal

What Seniors Need to Know About Their Driver’s License Renewal

Inevitability, the time comes for your driver?s license renewal. If it?s your turn, you might want to get some information on the process. Even seniors have the chance to renew by mail or online if certain criteria are met. Driver?s License Renewal Excluding commercial licenses and some other restrictions, you can generally renew under these …

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