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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     106      ,     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     137          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     412          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.

12/21/18 at 2:41 pm     567      , , , , , , ,
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     375
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     368          Cape Cod Today
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     385      , , ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom Chief ranger: “It was a shark bite” in Truro

Chief ranger: “It was a shark bite” in Truro

year-old man was bitten by a shark at Long Nook Beach and suffered puncture wounds to his torso and leg, according to Gary Sharpless, Truro’s assistant harbormaster.

8/16/18 at 1:38 pm     398      , ,     Cape Cod Times