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Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom 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

here for the Town of Barnstable's latest cyanobacteria update - 9/11/19.

7/9/19 at 5:45 pm     606      , , ,
Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

arnstable County Water Quality Laboratory will soon add PFAS testing to its repertoire, becoming a trailblazer among public laboratories in the state.

6/13/19 at 1:01 pm     261      ,     Cape Cod Times
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Dangers of Youth Vaping

Dangers of Youth Vaping

table County’s Department of Health and Environment is warning of the dangers associated with e-cigarettes, particularly for young people. Department Officials say that a recent surge in vaping is giving rise to nicotine addiction in local youth.

1/2/19 at 12:28 pm     760          CapeCod.com
Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Emergency Personnel to Provide Hurricane Assistance in Florida

Barnstable County Emergency Personnel to Provide Hurricane Assistance in Florida

rs of the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team deployed yesterday to help with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael. The team will support Florida’s Emergency Operations Center to help set Points of Distribution, which are used to hand out food, water, ice and sometimes fuel in the areas most effected by the […]

10/18/18 at 12:56 pm     464
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County to Receive Funding for Nicotine Prevention

Barnstable County to Receive Funding for Nicotine Prevention

assachusetts Department of Public Health has announced $5.1 million in funding to discourage nicotine use in communities across the commonwealth. On Cape Cod, Barnstable County is set to receive $122,000 annually over the next four years. Under the program, sixteen municipal health departments will work in partnership with neighboring cities and towns to reduce […]

8/21/18 at 3:17 pm     461      , , ,     CapeCod.com
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades

Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades

TABLE (MA) December 12, 2017 – Since May 2006, the Barnstable County Community Septic Management Loan Program (CSMLP) has loaned $40 million to Barnstable County residents to finance the replacement of failed residential septic systems. The replacement can be a conventional or Innovative/Alternative (IA) system or a sewer hook-up. Whatever the case, the loan amount […]

12/12/17 at 12:56 pm     1146
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

enters for Disease Control (CDC) states vaccines are one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century, second only to clean water. That’s why Barnstable County Public Health Nurse Deirdre Arvidson, BSN is a strong proponent of immunization. She directs the Public Immunization Program delivered by the Barnstable County Department of Health […]

6/16/17 at 11:23 am     1725     
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Employee Named to Federal Committee

Barnstable County Employee Named to Federal Committee

TABLE (MA) November 15, 2016 – A senior environmental specialist at the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has been named to a Federal advisory committee. On November 15, 2016, Marina Brock will join 14 others on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Government Advisory Committee. The committee’s role is to provide advice to the […]

11/15/16 at 10:03 am     1896