How forever chemicals are getting into Miami’s Biscayne Bay

PFAS, the “forever chemicals” that have been raising health concerns across the country, are not just a problem in drinking water. As these chemicals leach out of failing septic systems and landfills and wash off airport runways and farm fields, they can end up in streams that ultimately discharge into ocean ecosystems where fish, dolphins, manatees, sharks and other marine species live

Visit the Conversation to read the complete article:
https://theconversation.com/how-pfas-forever-chemicals-are-getting-into-miamis-biscayne-bay-where-dolphins-fish-and-manatees-dine-216254

CDC recommends updated Covid shot for everyone

CDC recommends updated Covid shot for everyone ages 6 months and up

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get the updated Covid vaccine this fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The move follows a vote from the CDC’s advisory committee earlier in the day in favor of the recommendation.

Read more:
https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/cdc-advisers-recommend-updated-covid-shot-for-everyone-ages-6-months-and-up/3110568/

The Perfect Breakfast

by Julie from Yuka

Many of us eat cereal with milk or buttered toast with jam alongside a glass of orange juice for breakfast. But that breakfast is far from ideal in terms of nutrition. Indeed, a breakfast packed with carbohydrates encourages insulin secretion, which should be avoided — especially in the morning. Here are our recommendations for a delicious, healthy breakfast based on the advice of nutritionist Anthony Berthou.

https://yuka.io/en/basics/the-perfect-breakfast/

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Check out their app – It allows you to scan the labels of your food and cosmetic products and gives you quality information about the product
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Broward County Provides COVID At-Home Test Kits at Libraries Starting Thursday

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/broward-county-to-provide-covid-at-home-test-kits-at-nine-libraries-starting-thursday/2651026/?break=nbc6139&_osource=newltr_station_Hdlines_wtvj

Residents who wish to participate must show proof of Broward County residency and are limited to two kits per household.
Test kits will not be distributed inside the libraries.

The locations include:

  • African American Research Library & Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale
  • Hollywood Branch, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
  • Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar
  • North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek
  • Northwest Branch Library, 1580 NW 3rd Avenue, Pompano Beach
  • Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N University Drive, Coral Springs
  • Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
  • Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch, 10500 W Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise
  • West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Boulevard, Plantation

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Hard Rock COVID-19 Testing Site

NBC 6 South Florida – Florida officials have announced that people of all ages will soon be able to receive a coronavirus test at Hard Rock Stadium’s testing site thanks to a new system, as the site recently experienced a record high number of daily tests. According to officials, a record-high 3,163 tests were administered last Wednesday. “It’s a mega-test site designed to test…

Read more:
https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/hard-rock-covid-19-testing-site-offering-testing-for-all-ages-as-officials-experience-record-high-daily-testing/2308961/

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

The quest began when a professor at Duke’s School of Medicine was assisting a local group buy masks in bulk to distribute to community members in need. The professor wanted to make sure the group purchased masks that were actually effective.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/us/duke-university-face-mask-test-trnd/index.html

The actual study:
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083
In the study published Friday, researchers with Duke’s physics department demonstrated the use of a simple method that uses a laser beam and cell phone to evaluate the efficiency of masks by studying the transmission of respiratory droplets during regular speech.

Researchers tested 14 commonly available masks including a professionally fitted N95 mask, usually reserved for health care workers. First the test was performed with a speaker talking without wearing a mask. Then they did it again while a speaker was wearing a mask. Each mask was tested 10 times.

Neck fleeces, also called gaiter masks and often used by runners, were the least effective. In fact, wearing a fleece mask resulted in a higher number of respiratory droplets because the material seemed to break down larger droplets into smaller particles that are more easily carried away with air.
Folded bandanas and knitted masks also performed poorly and did not offer much protection

Covid-19 Testing sites in Broward Country

PLEASE NOTE: Broward County COVID-19 Hotline does not have access to individual test results. For test results, you must call the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 954-412-7300, option 1.

https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Collection-Sites.aspx

Be Sure to check the website for the latest information

Mitchell Moore Park (Walk-Up)
901 NW 10th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Mullins Park (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
10150 NW 29 Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Publix at Coral Ridge (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
11600 W. Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Tamarac Recreation Center
7531 N. University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
4201 Rodeo Way
Davie, FL 33314

Boulevard Heights Community Center (Walk-Up)
6770 Garfield St.
Hollywood, FL 33024

C.B. Smith Park (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic and Children
900 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston Main Campus
3250 Meridian Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

Faith Center
5555 Nw 95th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351

Holiday Park (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic
1150 G. Harold Martin Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Lincoln Park (Walk-Up) – Will Test Asymptomatic
600 NW 19th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Markham Park & Target Range (Drive-Through) – Will Test Asymptomatic and Children
16001 W. State Road 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

Miramar Youth Enrichment Center
7000 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar
Miramar, FL 33025

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex
445 SW 2nd St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Sawgrass Mills Mall
12801 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323