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Water Softening (Ion Exchange) (WQ1031 (Revised)

This publication explains how softeners work, what to ask when purchasing a softener and the health and aesthetic benefits and or detriments.

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Chain Saw Safety: No Tricks (AE1025 Revised)

Become familiar with the recommended safe operational procedures before attempting to work with a chain saw. A safe way to prepare is to read the operator’s manual and obtain training from someone who is experienced with chain saws.

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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.

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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks (AE-1149 (Revised))

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.

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Is Food in my Kitchen a Safety Hazard

Is Food In My Kitchen a Safety Hazard? - FN492

Follow these food handling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness.

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The Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety

The Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety - FN1518

The weather can make shoveling more difficult. Cold air makes working and breathing hard, which adds some extra strain on the body. Shovelers also are at risk for hypothermia, a decrease in body temperature, if they are not dressed correctly for the weather conditions.

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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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Sump Pump Questions

Sump Pump Questions - AE1573

For many homeowners the first line of defense against water in the basement is a sump with a pump in it. The sump may be connected to drain tile that drains the footings of the house, under the entire basement, or just the area where the sump is located. Many houses have tiling installed only around a portion of the house. The water that drains into the sump must be removed, and this is accomplished with a sump pump.

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Home Lawn Establishment

Home Lawn Establishment - H1311

With the short growing season in the upper Midwest, homeowners’ desire to have a decent-looking lawn is high. Whether you are establishing a lawn, or you’re a frustrated homeowner wanting to improve what exists for turfgrass, the information in this publication will provide steps to a more attractive lawn.

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Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes

Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes - PS1778

This publication discusses methods of handling pesticide contaminated work clothing in the home. It reviews proper washing techniques. Finally, it explains the limitations of applying recommendations developed in the 1980s and 1990s with contemporary wash equipment, detergents, generally lower toxicity pesticides and new fabrics and finishes.

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Filtration

Filtration: Sediment, Activated Carbon and Mixed Media - WQ1029

Filtering your drinking water can be an inexpensive and simple method of removing many aesthetic problems such as odor and color.

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Home Sewage Treatment

Individual Home Sewage Treatment Systems - AE892

This publication contains information on the design, installation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems. It is meant to be a homeowner reference document. An individual sewage system both treats and disposes of household wastewater. If a homeowner understands how the various components of a home sewage system work, then a properly designed and installed system will function for many years with a minimum of maintenance and upkeep

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Backup Sump Pumps

Electric Backup Sump Pumps for Houses - AE1771

Interest in electric backup sump pumps is increasing. They reduce the worry of coming home to a wet basement after a flooding and large rain event. This publication is meant to help people make informed choices when installing or renovating a backup sump pump.

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Replacing Your Important Papers

Replacing Your Important Papers - FE1748

When your important papers are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you may be able to replace them. This publication lists the agencies, websites and procedures that can help you replace those important papers.

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Boiling Water-bath Canner

Questions and Answers About Using a Boiling Water-bath Canner - FN1425

Water-bath canning is a method of preserving high-acid foods. Fresh foods contain a high percentage of water, which makes them very perishable. High-acid foods can be preserved safely when they reach temperatures provided by a boiling water-bath canner. To kill harmful molds, yeasts and some bacteria, processing using the boiling water-bath method ensures the safety of preserved produce. However, this method does not provide high enough temperatures to destroy botulinum spores in low-acid foods such as vegetables.

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Spray Equipment and Calibration

Spray Equipment and Calibration - AE73

Many pesticides used to control weeds, insects, and disease in field crops, ornamentals, turf, fruits, vegetables, and rights-of-way are applied with hydraulic sprayers. Tractor- mounted, pull-type, pickup-mounted and self-propelled sprayers are available from numerous manufacturers to do all types of spraying.

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Choking Dangers

Safe Food For Babies and Children: Choking Dangers - FN664

Every child is at risk of choking: Older infants and children less than 5 years old easily can choke on food, toys and household objects. A single choking incident may result in death, permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen and other complications associated with airway blockage. This publication provides tips on choking prevention.

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Guide for Babysitters - Parent Edition

Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Parents Edition - FN663

As a parent, you most likely will need a babysitter to look after your children at some time. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness, and even a small error in food preparation can cause severe illness. Making sure your babysitter is prepared to provide care safely will assure a positive experience for both you and your sitter.

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It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized?

It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized? - FN1350

Find out the difference between cleaning and sanitizing.

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Germ Defense Pyramid

Germ Defense Pyramid - FN1349

This publication provides timetables and solution recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting your home.

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