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Information for You

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

Copper is an essential nutrient for the human body and is found in some foods. It is also a metal commonly used in home plumbing systems and can get into drinking water.

The VDHL offers a wide range of testing including heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic, uranium, iron) and water hardness.

If you are planning to renovate or demolish a building or structure, an asbestos inspection is required by the Vermont Regulation for Asbestos Control.

Benzene is the name of an aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H6. In liquid form, benzene is clear, colorless, and flammable.

Ozone is a colorless gas with a noticeable smell. Although ozone is naturally found in the atmosphere, it is also a main part of air pollution called smog.

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