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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

Lead poisoning can be prevented when homeowners and tenants know how to reduce or eliminate exposure to lead dust, deteriorated (chipping or peeling) lead-based paint, and lead-contaminated soil.

Untreated surface water in rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds is not safe to drink unless it is treated to remove bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

The Health Department offers information and resources for Town Health Officers (THOs) about significant public health issues and their role in their community.

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.

One way of helping a family understand what happened to their loved one is by performing an autopsy. Here is information on what to expect about the autopsy procedure and information about burials.

When a basemap or an atlas isn’t enough, the Health Department uses GIS web “apps” that address important public health issues using GIS technology.

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