Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die from coal pollution. Millions more suffer from coal-related illnesses. Coal is responsible for over 400,000 premature deaths per year globally and many millions more serious and minor illnesses. In the U.S., coal kills around 13,000 people annually, with workers being at the highest risk of illness.

Is Your Home Safely Prepared for Winter?

Are you getting ready for winter? Are you pulling out your electric heaters or starting to turn on the heat? Have you already cleaned out your gutters so they are free of leaves? Check out our blog on how to get ahead of the winter freeze by prepping your home.

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

  1. 1. Chocolate: Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs, and the darker the chocolate, the more toxic. When ingested, the caffeine-like stimulant can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, racing pulse, and seizures. Make sure your family members understand these risks and the importance of keeping chocolate away from your pets.
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Halloween is right around the corner! You may have already picked out your child’s costume, carved your pumpkin, and bought all your Halloween candy for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but have you prepared your kids for safe trick-or-treating?

Here are some simple safety tips for choosing the right costume, carving pumpkins with your kids, and trick-or-treating:

Costume Safety:

cold and flu

You know the symptoms - a runny nose, a sneezing and scratchy throat. Are you getting the dreaded cold? What what if you also have a fever, aches and chills? Then you might have the flu.
Whether it’s a cold or the flu, getting sick is never fun. Wouldn’t it be better if you could avoid a cold or flu in the first place this season? You can take simple steps to decrease your changes of getting sick:

Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets have each posted the following tuna fish recalls on their websites:

Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna Pouches:

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Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water-Shipper – 2.5 OZ

Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Omega-3 Albacore Tuna with Omega 3 Tuna Oil – 2.5 OZ

October is breast cancer awareness month! Pink is everywhere during this colorful time of year. This October marks the 5th year that our team at Finkelstein & Partners is Making Strides with the American Cancer Society at Woodbury Common for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

October is fire prevention awareness month so today we’re releasing 10 home fire safety tips for you to start following in the month of October and continue for the rest of your life!

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each and every year. Approximately 20,000 people are injured in fires every year and U.S. fire departments respond to 2 million fires, with 75% of them occurring in residencies.