Farmers, Outdoor Workers, Enthusiasts & Sports Players

Vermont farmer on tractor

Many Vermonters spend a lot of time outdoors. Learn more about health and wellness for people who work and play outside.

Information for You

Heat illnesses can be deadly. On very hot days, sometimes people's body temperature control systems can't keep up.

Not all Vermont bays, lakes, and ponds are monitored. Be aware of changing conditions, and keep out of the water if you think cyanobacteria may be present. Check recent reports on lake conditions and season summaries. To find out if a beach or swim area is open, call the beach manager.

Outdoor air can contain pollutants. Air pollution has been linked to specific health problems—such as asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer.

Campylobacteriosis is an illness caused by bacteria called Campylobacter.

Six tick species are known to bite humans in Vermont, and five can transmit diseases. But nearly all tickborne diseases reported to the Health Department are caused by the blacklegged tick.

Asthma attacks and episodes are serious problems with breathing caused by certain triggers. These triggers can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments.