What You Need to Know About Radon in Drinking Water Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon may be present in both soil and water. Soil is the most common source of radon in your home. Well water that...
Arsenic is a natural element found in some rocks and soils in Vermont and may get into groundwater.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Cancer in Vermont The Division of Health Statistics and Informatics conducts surveillance of cancer among Vermonters and creates data products to assist in making data-driven decisions for cancer prevention and control. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases...
Exposure to hazards in the physical environment—secondhand smoke, lead, mercury, air pollution, pesticides, and other toxins—may increase the likelihood of poor reproductive health outcomes.
Smoking and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer. If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of getting lung cancer is especially high.
The Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Tracker allows the public to check recent cyanobacteria bloom reports at shoreline sites and recreational swimming areas of Lake Champlain and various inland lakes in Vermont.
The Vermont Tick Tracker is a crowd-sourced tool that allows anyone to contribute to our understanding of ticks in Vermont.
What You Need to Know About Nitrates and Nitrites in Drinking Water Nitrogen can take different forms in nature and is important for life in both plants and animals. The most common form of nitrogen found in well water is...
Understanding our community-level vulnerabilities can help us all prepare for emergencies like floods and heat waves.