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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     78      ,
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     65      , ,
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
Local Health News, Newsroom State pursues water quality standards

State pursues water quality standards

assachusetts DEP is reviewing guidelines for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), currently at 70 parts per trillion but proposed to be reduced to 20 parts per trillion, based on studies and assessments of the chemicals.

4/18/19 at 3:41 pm     432      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

son with a confirmed diagnosis of the illness visited the Whole Foods on Route 132 between 11:55 a.m. and 2:05 p.m. on March 28. State health officials said anyone who is not immune and visited the store may be at risk for developing measles. Click here for information about free measles (MMR) vaccine through […]

4/5/19 at 10:48 am     419          CapeCod.com
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
Local Health News Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

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

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