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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 - 7/17/19.

7/9/19 at 5:45 pm     148      , , ,
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     109      ,     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     285      ,     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     285          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     593          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     816      , , , , , , ,
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     424
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     436          Cape Cod Today