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8.23.2010

SEE for Yourself on Monday!

8.23.2010
SEE Tip: Having trouble falling asleep at the same time every night? Get some sun! According to the National Institute of Health’s Guide to Healthy Sleep, sunlight helps your body produce natural melatonin, a chemical that helps regulate sleep patterns. Getting 30 minutes of sunlight every day can help you stay on track. Just remember to use sun protection! To learn more, click here!

Quit Tip from HKB: If you don't want to quit smoking for you, perhaps you'll quit smoking for the health of your pet! Several studies have shown evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke is linked to cancer in pets. Unlike humans, animals don't have the choice to avoid cigarette smoke. Do Fido and Fluffy a favor and either take the smoking outside, or quit all together!

Minimize Monday: E-waste is waste from computers, cell phones, fax machines, TVs and other electronics. Most e-waste items are non-recyclable and account for 70% of the toxic heavy metals leaking from landfills. One way to cut back on e-waste is to use voicemail instead of an answering machine. If everyone in the U. S. only used voicemail, the energy savings would be equal to taking 250,000 cars off the road. For more information on e-waste, visit The Daily Green or here. To learn how to recycle some of your e-waste through JHU Recycling, click here. You can also find information about e-cycling in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

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