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Information for You

The Health Department protects health by making recommendations to the Department of Environmental Conservation about chemicals in drinking water. In 2016, two things triggered a change in thinking about the application of TFM (lampricide) to the LaPlatte River.

An Environmental Impact Statement evaluates potential physical, biological, cultural and socioeconomic effects of a proposed action. A Public Health Assessment evaluates information on the release of hazardous substances into the environment and its past, current or future impact on public health.

The Health Department Lab tests for radon, blue green algae and for bacteria in water.

The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.

Formaldehyde is a colorless gas at room temperature. It sometimes has a noticeable smell.

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used in building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant.

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