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Wallpaper and 'sick building syndrome'
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wallpaper may contribute to "sick building syndrome," a new study suggests.
Toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper can easily become airborne and pose an indoor health risk, the researchers said.
In laboratory tests, "we demonstrated that mycotoxins could be transferred from a moldy material to air, under conditions that may be encountered in buildings," said study corresponding author Dr. Jean-Denis Bailly.
"Thus, mycotoxins can be inhaled and should be investigated as parameters of indoor air quality, especially in homes with visible fungal contamination," added Bailly, a professor of food hygiene at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France.
Sick building syndrome is the term used when occupants start feeling ill related to time spent in a particular building. Usually, no specific illness or cause can be identified, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
For the study, the researchers simulated airflow over a piece of wallpaper contaminated with three species of fungus often found indoors.
"Most of the airborne toxins are likely to be located on fungal spores, but we also demonstrated that part of the toxic load was found on very small particles -- dust or tiny fragments of wallpaper, that could be easily inhaled," said Bailly.
Mycotoxins are better known for their occurrence in food. But "the presence of mycotoxins in indoors should be taken into consideration as an important parameter of air quality," he said.
The study was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Creating an increasingly energy-efficient home may aggravate the problem, Bailly and his colleagues said.
Such homes "are strongly isolated from the outside to save energy," but various water-using appliances such as coffee makers "could lead to favorable conditions for fungal growth," Bailly explained in a society news release.
Coming Together Event at the YMCA
Coming Together Event Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM will be held at the Pocono Family YMCA
You are invited to come to the YMCA!
FREE Hair Cuts by: 3 local Barber’s & 3 local Beauticians
FREE Breakfast & Lunch
FREE SHOWERS & Pool Time
FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
FREE Employment Options & Services
Other resources include: State Services - Representative Madden; Salvation Army Resources; Street To Feet Resources; Military Veterans Resources; Wyslyan Church—Free Clothes; Women’s Resources of Monroe County And Much More.
Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Phone: 570-421-2525
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Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Experience a pleasant and refreshing day in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, enjoying some of Pennsylvania's best known wines on the grounds where they are made. Pocono Daytripper has partnered with four of the Pocono's favorite vineyards to take local resort guests for a leisurely day, tasting great wines at The Villas, 5785 Milford Road East Stroudsburg.
Please arrive at 10:45 am, bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am from the check-in center.
The cost is $45.00 per person (1-3 people); $40.00 per person (4-6 people); $35.00 per person (7-10 people); and $30.00 per person (11-14 people). Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and an afternoon of tours and tasting.
Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00 pm the previous day.
Entertainment This Week
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Introduction to Blacksmithing will be held Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Pocono Environmental Education Center. Fee is $5 Interested in learning about the trade of blacksmithing? Join William Barrett, of the New Jersey Blacksmiths Association, for a look at the history and basics of blacksmithing. Program will include live demos over a forge.
See Titanic at Pocono Cinema
See Titanic Sunday, June 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Pocono Wildlife Annual Open House
Come to the Pocono Wildlife Annual Open House Event at 361 Cherry Drive off Lower Cherry Valley Rd See and learn about Wildlife! Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visit the largest wildlife care facility in northeastern PA. See live raptors, mammals, songbirds and reptiles all native to PA. Learn about how they are cared for and released. Live music, demonstrations, raffles, artwork, wildlife-themed gifts, bake sale, food and more! PWREC cares for more than 2000 animals a year and is funded SOLELY through donations. $9 Adults $5 under 10 under 4 free. Cash or check only. No pets please!!
Gazebo Concert Series,
Gazebo Concert Series, Kate & Richie, Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, 6PM. 570-350- 3404 or email@example.com
Trinity Centennial Band Concert,
Trinity Centennial Band Concert, Albertson Park, 1211 N. 5th St.,Stroudsburg, 6PM. firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Eagle Nest Cam
PEEC to hold "Celebration With a Bang" Weekend
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingman's Ferry, PA will hold a "Celebration With a Bang" family getaway July 4th weekend, June 30 thru July 3. The costs are as follows: Adults $225 / 25% off ages 7-10 / 50% off ages 4-6 / free under 3. Commuter and day rates are available – call for details 570-828-2319. Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more! Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 25
Korean War Begins - 1950
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South Korea and fought a bloody and frustrating war for the next three years.
Korea, a former Japanese possession, had been divided into zones of occupation following World War II. U.S. forces accepted the surrender of Japanese forces in southern Korea, while Soviet forces did the same in northern Korea. Like in Germany, however, the “temporary” division soon became permanent. The Soviets assisted in the establishment of a communist regime in North Korea, while the United States became the main source of financial and military support for South Korea.
On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces surprised the South Korean army (and the small U.S. force stationed in the country), and quickly headed toward the capital city of Seoul. The United States responded by pushing a resolution through the U.N.’s Security Council calling for military assistance to South Korea. (Russia was not present to veto the action as it was boycotting the Security Council at the time.) With this resolution in hand, President Harry S. Truman rapidly dispatched U.S. land, air, and sea forces to Korea to engage in what he termed a “police action.” The American intervention turned the tide, and U.S. and South Korean forces marched into North Korea. This action, however, prompted the massive intervention of communist Chinese forces in late 1950. The war in Korea subsequently bogged down into a bloody stalemate. In 1953, the United States and North Korea signed a cease-fire that ended the conflict. The cease-fire agreement also resulted in the continued division of North and South Korea at just about the same geographical point as before the conflict.
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Football fan becomes 'Packer' by taking wife's last name
June 22 (UPI) -- A Green Bay Packers super fan officially became "Mr. Packer" after asking to take on his wife's last name.
Ryan Holtan-Murphy, 41, married Marie Packer, 38, at the Willis Tower in Chicago on June 17, proudly adopting a new surname to display his loyalty to his beloved Packers.
"We're the Packer family now," he told ABC News.
The pair met three years ago at a karaoke bar in Madison, Wisconsin and although Holtan-Murphy was quickly impressed by Packer's accomplishments and beauty, he was left in disbelief after learning her last name.
"I remember thinking, she was beautiful, she's hilarious, she's tough, she's a doctor, she's smart," he told WTMJ. "But when she said her name, I thought, oh, she's messing with me. I made her show me two forms of ID to prove her last name was Packer."
Packer said the two had an understanding that Holtan-Murphy would take on the "Packer" name and after spending most of her life living in the home states of some of the Packers' biggest rivals she didn't expect to find someone who would so greatly appreciate her link to the Green Bay football team.
"I was like, wow, my last name could be amazing for somebody," she said. "But I was living in Lions country and then I moved to Chicago and it's Bears country. It wasn't super popular there. I just kind of thought it was never going to mean anything to anybody. Then I met him and it meant everything to him."
Packer's husband made sure his love for the team was on display at their wedding, which featured Packers-themed signs, and place settings.
The devoted fan even surprised his bride by wearing a green suit and tie plastered with the Packers logo.
"I ordered it three months ago and have been hiding it under the bed in our guest room. She was a lot harder to find on the dance floor once I showed up in the suit," he said. "She's a great sport. She's a lot of fun."
The couple, who own custom Packers jerseys which read "Mr. Packer" and "Dr. Packer," are honeymooning in Turks and Caicos as Holtan-Murphy awaits his official name change.
"I've already started the paperwork for after the wedding," he said. "I have my completed application for a new Social Security card, new passport and new driver's license ready to mail! My new full name will be Ryan Holtanmurphy Packer. I can't wait!"
Western Pocono Library Summer Programs
Programs being held for Baby through age 7 years old and Young Adult ages 8 through 18 years old Tuesday at 10:30 am, Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Thursday at 6:30 pm. Special guests with special programming to be announced. Registration began May 30th.
* Library will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday
Tannersville Cranberry Bog Gallery Show
Laurinda Faye Rubin is organizing an exhibition for the Kettle Creek Gallery focusing on the Tannersville Cranberry Bog in all seasons. Interested artists of all mediums are invited to participate. Laurinda is willing and able to take artists on trips to the Bog in order to inspire them to create their artwork. Artists will have from now until Aug/Sep 2017 to create artwork depicting this unique natural land nestled in Monroe County. Specific information regarding submission and show details will be provided at a later date. This notice is to give the artists the opportunity and time to create their artwork. If interested, please contact Laurinda Faye Rubin at 570-236-4752 or email@example.com.
Eastburg Community Alliance Wants Performers
Eastburg Community Alliance is looking for entertainers to display their talents at the depot during the months of June, July, August and September. They specifically are looking for local artists to volunteer to perform during Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot. If you or anyone you know, is interested, please email Sonya Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. They do not pay their performers but do take a collection at each concert for the performer.
Western Pocono Community Library Lunch Program
Lunch is free and available to all school aged children up to age 18, who are registered in the Summer Reading Program.
• Every Tuesday at 11:30am ending Aug 8th
• Every Wednesday at 12:30pm ending Aug 9th
Fireworks Displays in Monroe County
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Fraternal Order of Eagles - First Sunday of Every Month, Franternal Order of Eagles Aeries 1106. Doors: 5pm Kitchen: 6pm Games: 7pm
East Stroudsburg Elks - Every Wednesday. Doors:5pm Early Birds: 645pm. Bingo:7pm
Polk Township Fire Co. - Every Thursday. Doors: 5pm Games: 6:45pm
Power House of Prayer - East Stroudsburg Wednesday and Sunday. Doors: 5pm. Bingo:7pm
VFW Post 2540 East Stroudsburg - Friday Night. Doors, Kitchen: 5pm. Early Bird: 6:45pm
Local Galleries & Museums
Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery
Holiday Craft Show, Handmade Gifts by Local Artisans, Dec 2-4, 9-11. Fridays, 5-8PM. Saturdays & Sundays, 11AM-5PM. 570-476-4240 or www.dutotmuseum.com.
Holiday Store, (thru Jan 2). 18 North 7th St., Stroudsburg. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, Noon-4. 570-476-4460 or www.poconoarts.org
Auradell Gallery at Stroudsmoor
Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsmoor Rd., Stroudsburg. 570-421-6431 or www.stroudsmoor.com
Findings Jewelry & Art Gallery
Gold, Silver, & Gemstone Creations of Jeweler & Owner Daniel Varipapa. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:30AM-5PM; Sat, 11:30AM-3:30PM, 39 N. Seventh St., Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg. 570-426-1888
Gallery at Liztech
Made in PA. Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat 10AM-6PM, 95 Crystal St. EastStroudsburg. 570-424-3177 or www.Liztech.com
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Holiday Art and Photo Exhibit and Sale featuring scenes of Grey Towers: plein air paintings by artists of Come Paint with Me and a juried exhibition of photographs by members of Pike Imaging Council. 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Miford, Daily 11AM-4PM. 3-floor Mansion Tour available weekends at 4PM. 570-296-9630 or www.greytowers.org
Kettle Creek Art Gallery
Photo Contest Winners. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM, Sat 9AM-1PM, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. 570-629-3061 or www.mcconservation.org
Madelon Powers Gallery
Gallery Hours: Weds & Thurs: 11AM-7PM. Mon., Tues. & Fri.: 11AM-4PM. Fine & Performing Arts Center, East Stroudsburg University. 570-422-3483 or email@example.com
Miller’s Fine Arts Gallery
Features Contemporary Stone Sculptures from East Africa and other African Artifacts. Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-6PM and Sundays by appointment only. 402 Brushy Mountain Rd, EastStroudsburg. 612-573-6594 or 914-588-6843 or www.cmillersfineart.photoreflect.com
Monroe County Historical Association
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 10AM-4PM, First & Third Saturdays, 10AM-4PM. One-hour Guided Tours: 11AM & 2PM daily. 900 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-421-7703 or www.monroehistorical.org
Hours: 11AM-5PM, M-W; 11AM-7PM, Thurs; 11AM-5PM, Fri; 10AM-5PM, Sat; Noon-4PM, Sun, Route 115, Effort. 570-872-9683 or www.MudWorksPotteryPA.com 10% Discount for PoconoArts Members
Northampton Community College Monroe Campus - Keystone Hall, Dunning Art Gallery, "Flying Free - Birds & the Human Spirit" (thru Jan 13). Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8AM-9PM, 201 Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus, Tannersville. 610-861-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Origins Gallery on Main
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 1-5:30PM. 580 Main St., Stroudsburg, 570-507-7571 or www.originsgallery.org
Créches from Around the World, Pearsall Room, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Available 9AM-5PM, (thru Jan 2). 1-800-SHAWNEE or www.shawneeinn.com
Wing & A Prayer Chapel
120 Rimrock Drive, Snydersville, Sunday, 1-4PM. 607-644-0596 or email@example.com
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