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Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Click here for the Town of Barnstable's latest cyanobacteria update - 7/17/19.

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

| 6/13/19

The Barnstable County Water Quality Laboratory will soon add PFAS testing to its repertoire, becoming a trailblazer among public laboratories

State pursues water quality standards

State pursues water quality standards

| 4/18/19

The Massachusetts DEP is reviewing guidelines for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), currently at 70 parts per trillion but proposed

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

A person with a confirmed diagnosis of the illness visited the Whole Foods on Route 132 between 11:55 a.m. and

Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

In the United States as of Feb. 21, the CDC has confirmed 159 cases so far this year in 10

Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. But just what causes

Dangers of Youth Vaping

Dangers of Youth Vaping

Barnstable County’s Department of Health and Environment is warning of the dangers associated with e-cigarettes, particularly for young people. Department

CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Learn how to prevent cold-related health problems and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Barnstable Channel 18 interviews Department of Health and Environment staff to showcase some of our varied and valuable services.

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking

| 11/20/18

On November 15th, the Food and Drug Administration launched a multi-pronged attack on the rising underage use of tobacco products,

CDC: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

CDC: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

| 11/20/18

Everyone can practice food safety during the holidays.

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

| 11/20/18

FOOD SAFETY ALERT!

Prevent Illness from C. perfringens During the Holidays

Prevent Illness from C. perfringens During the Holidays

| 11/20/18

Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. CDC estimates C.

Now’s the time to get your kids the flu vaccine

Now’s the time to get your kids the flu vaccine

| 10/18/18

It’s only October, but we already have the first confirmed pediatric flu death of the season in the United States. Florida