Wood Stoves: Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy this Winter
- Wood stoves are a common source of heating for Montana households and need to be installed, used, and maintained properly to avoid safety and health risks.
- Improper burning or using older wood stoves can be a significant source of indoor and outdoor air pollution, putting children, older adults, or people with asthma or other respiratory symptoms, and cardiovascular disease at risk.
- Installing low-emission, EPA-certified stoves and following safe wood-burning practices can save fuel costs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions, and improve safety.
Practicing Food Safety this Holiday Season
Hunting: Game Meat Storage and Preparation
- Keep game meat refrigerated or frozen when in storage to a maximum of 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook meat to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill harmful bacteria.
- Separate cooked meat from raw meat when in storage to prevent cross-contamination from harmful bacteria.
Additionally, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has never transferred to humans. It is out of an abundance of caution, that the CDC and Montana DPHHS do not recommend consuming meat from an animal that has tested positive for CWD. For more information see http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/diseasesAndResearch/diseases/chronicWastingDisease/management.html.
Diabetes Awareness Month
Binge Drinking and Opioid Misuse
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 26, 2019