The City of Clarkston recently adopted a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance, effective Sept. 4, 2016, to reduce second hand smoke exposure, improve health outcomes and promote a healthier DeKalb County.
Blog: Environmental health
In the U.S. today, people spend close to 90 percent of their time indoors.
With summer just around the corner, comes yet another reminder about the need to protect against mosquito bites and help prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia.
Dangerous weather conditions are possible all year in Georgia, and one of the biggest threats in the spring is tornadoes. Five years ago, tornadoes claimed 15 lives in Georgia and hundreds more throughout the Southeast.
Spring has arrived in Georgia. The trees are in bloom, tulips and daffodils are poking up from the ground, and the days are growing longer and warmer.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first travel-related case of Zika virus in Georgia. Testing was done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Urgent Zika Warning for Pregnant Women
Travel season in Georgia has arrived, bringing with it crowds of tourists and adventurers looking to enjoy the southern charm of an area proudly boasting the nickname “The Peach State.”
This week, environmental health leaders throughout Georgia will be celebrated thanks to Gov. Deal recently proclaiming June 8 – 12, 2015 as Environmental Health Week in Georgia.
The Houston County Health Department’s environmental health specialists attended the Georgia National Fair held last week in Perry, Georgia, but they didn’t go to see farm animals or enjoy fair rides.