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Know the health effects of smoke exposure

Health Effects of Smoke Exposure

Dry weather conditions increase the potential for wildfires. The hazards of wildfires can extend well beyond the fire itself. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires and large structure fires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees, plants, and building materials. Ultra-tiny particles in smoke can bypass the protective filtering mechanisms in airways and lodge deep in the lungs and enter the bloodstream. Such smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

"Super Malaria" -- It's Treatable

The strain of multidrug-resistant malaria described by media as “super malaria” has been present for years in the eastern Greater Mekong subregion and was first identified in western Cambodia during 2008. It has since spread to northeastern Thailand, southern Laos, and southern Vietnam.  strain of multidrug-resistant malaria described by media as “super malaria” has been present for years in the eastern Greater Mekong subregion and was first identified in western Cambodia during 2008. It has since spread to northeastern Thailand, southern Laos, and southern Vietnam.   The strain of multidrug-resistant malaria described by media as “super malaria” has been present for years in the eastern Greater Mekong subregion and was first identified in western Cambodia during 2008. It has since spread to northeastern Thailand, southern Laos, and southern Vietnam.
Risk Business: How geopolitics and compliance are intertwined

Risky Business: How Geopolitics and Compliance are Intertwined

Global organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to effectively manage regulatory and compliance risk, to understand local business practices, to be fully informed on regulations including corruption legislation, and to fully investigate the practices of both the business itself and partnering organizations. Those that fail to address risks to global integrity, and fail to perform due diligence on the people and companies with which they choose to partner, face significant financial losses in the form of fines and other legal costs, along with a disparaged brand that impacts future customer acquisition, retention and loyalty.
iJET Special Report: Catalonia, Spain Protest

Special Report - Spain: Political Tensions in Catalonia Unlikely to Pose Direct Threat to Foreign Businesses or Travelers

Heightened political tensions, street protests, and strikes by labor organizations will probably persist in Spain's Catalonia region over the coming several weeks as the regional administration in Barcelona pursues its goal of holding a referendum on independence.  With the plebiscite currently slated for Oct. 1, the government in Madrid has taken a number of controversial steps to prevent the vote, drawing push-back from Catalonian President Charles Puigdemont and pro-independence activists.

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