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Town health officers and local officials are tuned in to health issues in their communities. Find information, resources and guidance for town and municipal health officers, managers, clerks, and planners.

Information for You

Many Vermonters are eager to travel to warmer climates, but if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, do not travel to areas with the Zika virus.

Personal health behaviors — such as poor eating habits, lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking — have a major impact on the health of the population and contribute to the leading causes o

Web basemaps provide access to many public health mapping data sources. Different map data layers can be turned on and off. Users can zoom in on specific areas of interest.

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

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are common in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Some types of cyanobacteria can release natural toxins or poisons (called cyanotoxins) into the water.

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

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