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

All babies born in Vermont have the opportunity to receive a newborn screening test to check for rare but serious diseases which may not be apparent at birth.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory works closely with state offices and public water suppliers to monitor Lake Champlain and drinking water supplies for blue green algae toxins.

Lead poisoning can be prevented when you know what danger signs and hazards to look for in your home and in other places.

Vermont's Child Passenger Safety Program is designed to draw attention to the importance of child car seats and to help caregivers understand the 4 Stages of Seat Safety.

There are many chemicals in our environment. Some of them are in products we all use—including children’s products.

There is no safe level of lead in the body. Lead can harm anyone, but babies, young children and pregnant women are at special risk.

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