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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

The Barnstable 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     26      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom State pursues water quality standards

State pursues water quality standards

The Massachusetts 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     202      ,     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

A person 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     220          CapeCod.com
National Health News, Newsroom Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

Here’s what you should know about measles, after a warning last week

In the United States as of Feb. 21, the CDC has confirmed 159 cases so far this year in 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. That compares to 372 cases last year. Here’s what you should know.

3/6/19 at 12:56 pm     411      , ,     Boston Globe
National Health News, Newsroom Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

Damaged lungs, degraded muscles: Why flu makes you feel so bad

We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. But just what causes all the havoc? What is going on in your body as you fight the flu?We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. But just what causes all […]

1/2/19 at 12:41 pm     483      ,
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Dangers of Youth Vaping

Dangers of Youth Vaping

Barnstable 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     508          CapeCod.com
Emergency Preparedness, National Health News, Newsroom CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Learn how to prevent cold-related health problems and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

1/2/19 at 12:10 pm     488      , , ,
Local Health News Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Learn More about BCDHE Programs Here!

Barnstable 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     697      , , , , , , ,