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CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE OF 1952 Prior to the infamous fire of 1969 which prompted action by the federal government, the Cuyahoga River had previously burned in 1952. A combination of oil and wood ignited a large blaze which destroyed a local shipyard and damaged several tugboats. Today, the river...

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1918 PANDEMIC FLU The Spanish flu pandemic infected hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It killed an estimated 50-100 million people, which at that time was 3-5% of the world’s population. Here we see residents of an American town wearing masks to protect themselves against the spread of flu.

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COUNTY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga, a consortium featuring CCBH, Case Western Reserve University and dozens of other community organizations, released the county’s first health improvement plan in 2017. HIP-Cuyahoga is focused on building opportunities for everyone in Cuyahoga County to be healthy. Learn more at www.hipcuyahoga.org

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CHARITY HOSPITAL NURSES Opened “against the backdrop of a soul-searing Civil War and a spirit saddened by the assassination of a president,” St. Vincent Charity Hospital filled a void in Cleveland’s healthcare landscape. Mother Augustine was the first superior of the hospital. She and seven Sisters took up their...

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CHILD IN CAR W STRAP Car seat safety has come a long way over the past 60 years. As shown here, early child restraint systems were not totally effective in fully protecting children. Tennessee was the first state to require car seats for children in 1978.

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SWIPING DOORWAY FOR LEAD CCBH sanitarian Tom Barsa performs a residential lead inspection, which includes swiping doorways for the presence of lead dust. 93.5% of kindergartners attending Cleveland schools from 2014-2017 that were screened for lead had a detectable amount of the toxin in their blood. 25.7% of these...

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TESTING POOL WATER Retired CCBH sanitarian Chris Bosworth is shown testing water quality in a local pool. CCBH inspects over 600 public swimming pools and spas each year. All of the inspection reports are available online at www.ccbh.netfor your review.

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