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    Advocates for Farm Workers Recommend Bilingual Product Warning Labels on Pesticides

    Bilingual Warning Labels May Reduce Harmful Pesticide Exposure

    Being able to read product warning labels may improve farmworker conditions and workplace safety, according to a recent study. California-based news source KQED reported a new study from Farmworker Justice identified the need to alter current pesticide labeling standards to include hazardous chemical information in Spanish. With farmworkers receiving less education about workplace safety, advocates stated that if pesticides carried warning labels, employees would be able to better protect themselves.

    Advocates Suggest Breaking the Language Barrier with Custom Product Labels 
    KQED reported bilingual custom product labels will allow workers to understand how to safely handle pesticides.

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  • Custom Stickers as Fine Art? Underground Sticker Gallery Embraced by Art Community

    UGLY Uses Custom Stickers in Art Campaign

    An art gallery is using custom stickers in a unique way - in a promotional campaign. According to The Artery, an art community site, the UGLY (U Gotta Love Yourself) gallery has adopted an initiative that uses stickers to showcase graffiti and fine art. The program displays altered stickers, many of which were free from U.S. post offices, either by themselves or in groups. The Artery reported the original art show's stickers are being embraced by the art community as a new way to display beauty.

    The UGLY Gallery created the USPS, or U Send Postal Stickers, campaign as a fundraising method but also to display hip-hop culture next to the fine art world

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  • Israeli Health Minister Launches Heat Awareness Initiative with Car Window Stickers

    Car Window Stickers May Prevent Child Fatalities

    A recent campaign in Israel hopes car window stickers will remind parents not to forget about their child in the backseat. According to The Jerusalem Post, Health Minister Yael German launched a new initiative to provide vehicle stickers in multiple languages at gas stations, health clinics and vehicle licensing organizations.

    The campaign comes out of recent tragedies in Israel in which parents became distracted and neglected to remove their child from the vehicle, leaving the child alone in the heat. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children have an increased risk of heatstroke because their smaller body heats up five times faster than an adult's.

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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Replaces Iconic Tokens with Round Stickers

    The Met Uses Round Stickers for Admission Ticket System

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a New York landmark and world-famous museum, is supplanting its colorful tin tickets with round stickers. According to The New York Times, the Met introduced metal admission tickets in 1971, and the tin tokens have been a beloved symbol of New York City for many residents and tourists ever since. However, due to the need to cut costs, the Met decided it would be more affordable to let go of the iconic tickets and turn to custom stickers instead.

    Cheap Custom Stickers More Affordable for Museum  The New York Times reported the cheap custom stickers are part of recent changes to the museum, which also includes staying open seven days a week instead of closing on Mondays.

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  • Custom Bottle Labels on Medicine Reduce Child Poisonings

    Custom Bottle Labels Prevent Miscommunication about Over-the-Counter Medicine

    A recent study found the implementation of new custom bottle labels on over-the-counter medicines for adults decreased the number of child poisonings. According to Reuters, researchers identified a 33 percent reduction of poisonings in children under the age of 12 from 2005 to 2010 due to medicine label changes. Although there were 54,000 reported incidents of accidental ingestion of adult medicine by children in 2010, that number was a significant reduction from the 80,000 in 2005, according to the report.

    The new labels from the FDA educate consumers about the proper dosage and usage of the medicine as well as any warning information, such as if a small child should not ingest the product.

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  • Connecticut Passes Measure for GMO Labels on Food Products

    State Senate Mandates Special GMO Labels on Food Products

    Connecticut's state Senate recently passed legislation requiring genetically modified ingredients to clearly be part of specifically designated labels on food products. Food Safety News reports Connecticut is the second state to have part of its legislature to vote in favor of GMO labeling. The first state was Vermont; the state's House recently passed the measure, but the state Senate will not vote on the bill until next year.

    However, the legislation was drafted to not take effect until at least an additional three states passed similar GMO labeling bills, according to Food Safety News.

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  • Anti-Smoking Product Stickers Drive Jakarta Citizens Away From Tobacco

    City Institutes Anti-Smoking Product Stickers on Transit

    Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, recently saw thousands of anti-smoking product stickers stuck on public transportation vehicles and bus stations. According to The Jakarta Post, representatives from the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Jakarta placed 13,000 anti-smoking stickers on public transit. The newspaper reports the Jakarta Transportation Agency and the public health faculty from the University of Indonesia support the measure.

    Anti-smoking advocacy has been on the rise throughout the country in recent years, resulting in a protest against a tobacco bill that sought to protect the nation's tobacco industry just last year.

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  • GHG Emissions Could Drop Because of Custom Color Labels

    Custom Color Labels Could Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

    What if there was a way for custom color labels to remind consumers to turn off equipment after use? According to Environmental Leader, a sustainability news site, one company is encouraging the use of color-coded stickers on equipment that uses high levels of energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Sustainability Dashboard is a company that creates tools for organizations to boost their energy efficiency. The company seeks cost-effective techniques that businesses can adopt to reduce their carbon footprints, and color-coded stickers are part of the company's initiative toward a greener environment

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  • FDA Burns Warning Signs and Labels On Tanning Beds

    New FDA Measure Proposes Warning Signs and Labels for Tanning Beds

    Studies have shown an increased risk of developing skin cancer from using tanning beds, and consumers might see warning signs and labels on sunlamp products in the near future. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration introduced a measure that would require tanning products that give off ultraviolet radiation, such as sunlamps and tanning beds, to have a safety sticker about the dangers of using the products. 

    Instituting warning labels on products that pose negative health consequences is not a new concept; cigarettes and alcoholic beverages have been required to include warnings for years.

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  • Tobacco Companies Picture a Future Free of Hazardous Warning Labels

    Hazardous Warning Labels on Tobacco Products Upheld

    Big Tobacco has fought the not-so-good fight against hazardous warning labels on cigarette packing, but it seems to be for naught. Despite persistent attempts by cigarette companies for the Supreme Court to hear testimony against the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the court decided to decline its appeal. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Supreme Court rejected tobacco companies' argument that parts of the 2009 law violated the industry's constitutional free speech rights.

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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