December is Prevent Blindness: Safe Toys and Gifts Month.
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.
Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year.
LifeScience Moment: The Environmental Protection Agency required the phase-out of lead in gasoline."
On November 28, 1973 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Russell E. Train announced the
promulgation of final regulations to protect public health by reducing the amount of lead in all grades of gasoline.
The EPA was established by President Richard Nixon on December 2, 1970.
According to EPA, a significant portion of the urban population, particularly children were over-exposed to
lead through a combination of sources including food, water, air, leaded paint, and dust. The total
amount of lead used in gasoline amounted to well over 200,000 tons a year.
It's a Small World
Rug fibers & dust particles, Photo credit: Andrea Ferro, Clarkson University
"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."