Parents & Caregivers

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Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams may contain disease-causing microorganisms. Swimming in these waters may result in health effects such as minor skin rashes, sore throats, diarrhea, or more serious problems.

National studies have shown that air pollution in our homes can be more of a health concern than air pollution outside.

Wild Parsnip is very common in many parts of Vermont. The plants grow wild along roadsides and other unmaintained areas and produce yellow flowers that look like Queen Anne’s Lace.

Implementing lead safety into school renovation plans is an important step to lower the overall risk of being exposed to lead.

Suicide is a leading cause of death for all ages, both nationally and in Vermont. A suicide is when a person is successful in an intentional action to end their life.

Sudden Unexpected Death of an Infant (SUDI) is any infant death that is unexpected and initially unexplained. Frequently, the cause of the death is determined after a thorough investigation and autopsy by a medical examiner and coroner.