An introduction to our series on radon By Katherine Chesterman Radon is found almost everywhere throughout the world in the air and soil. So, with the increase of countries taking action to protect their citizens from radon poisoning, it is important to take a look at what radon poisoning is and why it is such … Continue reading What is Radon Poisoning, and Why Should We Care?
By Allison Benz On August 1, 2021, new recorded cases of COVID-19 in Lancaster County jumped to 111 from 0 just a few days before. The jump in cases is happening throughout the country and healthcare professionals and medical experts fear that the fourth wave of the pandemic is underway. They determined that the Delta … Continue reading What Is the Delta Variant and How Does It Affect Us?
By Allison Benz In January 2016, the Michigan governor declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan because toxic levels of lead were discovered in tap water. The water crisis made headlines in national news and revealed to the public the harmful effects of lead in children’s growth and development. The Flint crisis shined a … Continue reading Why is there so much talk about Lead Poisoning in Lancaster?
We wanted to update you, our community, about what we at Launch have managed to accomplish in recent months. First, we recently became 501(c)3 certified! This means that any donations that we receive are tax deductible. Additionally, we have expanded our staff to include volunteers from the Lancaster community and Franklin & Marshall College collaborating … Continue reading Launch Report – July 2021
By Dr. Alan Peterson As a family doctor over many years, one gets to know, and in some cases, become one with families and patients. One such older couple was seeing me for the common medical issues in the elderly– hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, etc. They would always come in together, which many times helps the … Continue reading When to Accept Help
What are food deserts? The phrase food desert might conjure up a lot of conflicting thoughts. And there are an equal number of ways to define a food desert. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) determines if a geographical location is a food desert by two criteria: poverty and geographical distance to a supermarket. … Continue reading Food Deserts in America: Not Just a Geographical Issue