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Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

minary results of a study of private wells on Cape Cod found that nearly half of the water samples had detectable levels of emerging contaminants known as PFAS. The study found that about 46% of 101 private wells tested in 12 Cape towns had at least one PFAS chemical.

10/3/19 at 12:45 pm     158      , , ,
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom It’s time to take Lyme seriously

It’s time to take Lyme seriously

in 2017, there were 5,323 confirmed cases of Lyme in New England, according to the Centers for Disease Control — making the region the epicenter of the disease. Lyme cases peak in the summer months, and in Massachusetts it especially affects children aged 5 to 9 and adults aged 65 to 74, who have the highest […]

8/27/19 at 3:54 pm     271      ,
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom State Confirms 4th Human Case of EEE, Woman Reported Dies

State Confirms 4th Human Case of EEE, Woman Reported Dies

assachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a female over the age of 50 who was a resident of southern Bristol County on Sunday.

8/27/19 at 3:49 pm     259      , ,
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 *LAST* cyanobacteria update of the season - 9/23/19.

7/9/19 at 5:45 pm     828      , , ,
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     455      ,     Cape Cod Times
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases “Tickology” Video Series

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases “Tickology” Video Series

arnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has released its first digital video series, “Tickology,” premiering today on YouTube. Join Larry Dapsis, Entomologist and Tick Project Coordinator as he educates the public on the topic of tick disease education and prevention through 10 exciting, close-captioned videos that he scripted and developed.  Each video ranges from […]

10/2/18 at 4:36 pm     550          Cape Cod Today
Environmental News, National Health News, Newsroom Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US

sses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings are in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers […]

5/2/18 at 2:23 pm     875      , , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Environmental News, Local Health News Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

Food waste workshop to be held in Barnstable this Friday

e workshop to help citizens, businesses and institutions understand and navigate the new Commercial Food Waste Ban will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harborview Conference Room/Old Jail of the Barnstable County Courthouse Complex. Food waste has become one of the largest parts of the […]

10/28/15 at 3:54 pm     1304      ,     CapeCod.com