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TOPIC: Poison Prevention Week 2011

Subject: Observe Poison Prevention Week (MP3) (21 seconds, 358K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Every 13 seconds Poison Control Centers across America receive a call about someone being exposed to a poison.  More than half of the calls involve children younger than six years old.  Keep household chemicals locked up and out of children’s reach. Please join EPA in observing National Poison Prevention Week, March 20th through the 26th.  And remember…”Children act fast but so do poisons.”

Subject: Lock Up Household Chemicals (MP3) (21 seconds, 311K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: National Poison Prevention Week begins March 20th. Every year, more than 2 million incidents are reported to Poison Control Centers across the country. Over 90 percent of those occur in the home, so keep household chemicals locked up and out of childrenís reach. Common products like bleach, insect repellents, and weed killers can seriously harm a child if swallowed.

Subject: Prevent Poisonings (MP3) (21 seconds, 319K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Join EPA in observing National Poison Prevention Week, March 20th through the 26th. You can prevent poisonings by storing household products out of children's reach. Always read the product label first and always follow the directions. Never leave pesticides unattended when you are using them, and never ever put pesticides in containers children may associate with food or drink.

Subject: Illegal Pesticides (MP3) (21 seconds, 396K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Many poisoning incidents involve children ingesting illegal pesticides. These illegal products may look like EPA-registered products but they have not been tested by EPA for public use. They might be sold by street vendors or in small neighborhood stores and they can even be packaged to look like candy which makes them appealing to children. Never use illegal pesticides and always look for an EPA Registration ID number on the product label to make sure itís legal.

Subject: What Should You Do If A Poisoning Occurs? (MP3) (21 seconds, 364K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Would you know what to do if a poisoning occurs? This is National Poison Prevention Week so now is a good time to learn. First, remain calm and then call the poison control center immediately at 1-800-222-1222 and have the product label handy. Center experts can tell you the recommended treatment and medicines. And rememberÖĒChildren act fast and so do poisons.Ē

TOPIC: Pollution Prevention (P2)

General program information: http://www.epa.gov/p2

Subject: P2 and You at Home! (MP3) (21 seconds, 339K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Federal Pollution Prevention Act which aims to prevent pollution at its source. So letís celebrate by making a difference! Make environmentally aware decisions about everyday things like shopping and caring for your lawn. Reuse products to cut down on trash. And, use a broom instead of a hose to clean off your driveway or sidewalk to save water and protect the environment.

Subject: P2 and Your Daily Routine! (MP3) (17 seconds, 271K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Join EPA in celebrating Pollution Prevention Week by making a few small changes in your daily routine. Things as small as teaching your kids to turn off the water while brushing their teeth, using a reusable mug instead of a disposable one, and making double sided copies, all help. So letís keep changing the world!

Subject: P2 and You! (MP3) (18 seconds, 288K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Join EPA in celebrating Pollution Prevention Week! The best way to protect your family and the environment is to stop pollution before it begins. At the grocery store, use reusable shopping bags. At the office, make double sided copies. And, the next time you order takeout, say no to extra condiments, napkins and bags.

Subject: P2 and Green Products! (MP3) (23 seconds, 372K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Federal Pollution Prevention Act which aims to prevent pollution at its source. Letís keep changing the world Ė renew your dedication to pollution prevention today! Take advantage of many green products that are available. You can look to EPA programs like our Design for the Environment program for safer products, WaterSense for water efficient products, and Energy Star for energy-saving appliances.

Subject: P2 and Your Car! (MP3) (17 seconds, 269K)
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Join EPA in celebrating Pollution Prevention Week. You can prevent pollution by maintaining your vehicle properly, while saving money at the same time. And improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturerís recommended grade of motor oil, keeping your car tuned up and tires properly inflated, and replacing old clogged air filters.

TOPIC: Lead Renovation and Repair

General program information: http://www.epa.gov/lead

Subject: Quote from EPA News Release, 4/23/2010
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Audio file: MP3, 21 seconds, 58KB
Transcript: Our lead-safe program will protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation and repair activities in houses built before 1978. This rule requires contractors to follow some simple and effective lead-safe work practices to prevent childrenís exposure to dangerous levels of lead. Lead poisoning is completely preventable.

Subject: Protect Kids From Lead Paint Poisoning
Audio file: MP3, 37 seconds, 95KB
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: Many Americans assume that lead paint poisoning is not a problem anymore, or think of it as an old problem from their parentsí generation.† Itís not. Lead paint poisoning affects over one million children in the United States today. Lead poisoning can cause serious health problems in kids such as learning disabilities, hearing loss, or violent behavior. Thatís why the US EPA and the Ad Council have partnered to help you understand the problem of lead paint poisoning today and what you can do to safeguard your kids.† For more information, go to leadfreekids.org or call 1-800-424-LEAD.

Subject: Workers Get Lead-Safe Certified
Audio file: MP3, 47 seconds, 120KB
Speaker: Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP
Transcript: There has been tremendous progress by people working in the construction and remodeling trades to become trained in lead-safe work practices as required by the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.† EPA has been working hard to get the word out to contractors working in older homes, schools and day care centers that this training is available to help stop lead poisoning in children. All a contractor needs to do to be certified is fill out a form and send it with a payment to EPA, and †to take a simple one-day course on lead-safe work practices. Getting certified for lead-safe renovation work is the law. To find out how you or your company can get certified, go to epa.gov/getleadsafe or call 1-800-424-LEAD.

 


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