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...
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.
Gross alpha radiation is a type of energy released when certain radioactive elements decay or break down and can be found in your drinking water.
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are common in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Some types of cyanobacteria can release natural toxins or poisons (called cyanotoxins) into the water.
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Outdoor air can contain pollutants. Air pollution has been linked to specific health problems—such as asthma, heart disease, and lung cancer.