Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

Wild parsnip is very common in many parts of Vermont. Coming in contact with wild parsnip sap can cause burns.

Public Health Statistics conducts surveillance of the burden of tobacco use among Vermonters and creates data reports to assist the Vermont Tobacco Control Program in making data-driven decisions for tobacco prevention and control.

Our local health office connects families to resources to help ensure a safe and healthy home environment that is free of exposure to lead, radon, carbon monoxide, mold, pests and drinking water co

Exposure to hazards in the physical environment—secondhand smoke, lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, and other toxins—may increase the likelihood of poor reproductive health outcomes.

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It can be found in both public and private water systems, in household plumbing, and in well components.

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