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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

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

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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.

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FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking

On November 15th, the Food and Drug Administration launched a multi-pronged attack on the rising underage use of tobacco products, imposing sales restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes and announcing plans to […]

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CDC: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Everyone can practice food safety during the holidays.

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