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This publication explains how people can prepare for a terrorist attack that uses anthrax. It discusses the reasons anthrax might be used in a bioterrorist attack and lists symptoms of anthrax infection in people and signs ...
Bioterrorism Preparedness: Smallpox and Related Pox Viruses
This publication discusses the risk of a bioterrorist attack involving smallpox and related viruses. It lists likely countermeasures and explains the disadvantages of vaccination. Also discussed are future needs for smallpox ...
Explore the Genetic Frontier: 10 Steps to Safety: Regulating Plant Biotechnology
Biotechnology is a tool for modifying the DNA of organisms to produce foods. Consumers need to know how these products are tested to safeguard human and animal health and the environment. This pamphlet discusses the agencies ...
Venomous Terrestrial Animals of Texas
This pocket guide describes 24 species of venomous insects, spiders and snakes found in Texas. Color photos and descriptive text aid in identifying each species. There is also information about each animal's biology, as ...
Solving Water Quality Problems in the Home (Spanish)
If your drinking water comes from a private water well, there are certain procedures you can follow to make sure the water is safe. This publication explains how to get your water tested and, if treatment is necessary, to ...
Hand Washing in Emergency Situations (Spanish)
In an emergency, water may be contaminated, yet hand washing is even more important at these times. This publication explains how to disinfect water for washing.
Preventing Electrical Shock
Most electrocution deaths on farms involve moving tall equipment that comes in contact with power lines. Other causes are damaged electrical systems in buildings and misuse of extension cords. This publication lists specific ...
Controlling Rats and Mice
House rats and mice eat and contaminate human and animal food, and they damage and destroy property. This leaflet explains how to identify rats and mice by their droppings, runways, food crumbs and noises. Various control ...
Easter Eggs: Enjoy Them Safely
Easter egg hunts can be fun and safe for all if you follow a few simple guidelines. This publication gives tips for buying, storing, cooking and serving eggs for the Easter holiday and other times. Included are instructions ...
Controlling Armadillo Damage
Armadillos are beneficial because they eat insects and other invertebrates, but they can damage lawns, gardens and structural foundations. They also are believed to transmit leprosy to humans. This leaflet focuses on control ...