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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

One in eight Vermont homes has unsafe levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has no color, smell, or taste.

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It was commonly used in paint in buildings built before 1978 as well as in other household, industrial, and automobile products.

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.

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.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year.

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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