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Chromium air pollution

July 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Chromium air pollution · Dept. of Environmental Quality, Health Authority

State orders Bullseye Glass to clean its smokestacks in hopes of curbing toxic pollution (Oregonian, 7/21/2016) Portland metal exposures : interim clinical update [PDF] (2016) Oregon Health Authority Comparison values for metals in air (serial) Oregon Health Authority Bullseye source test results, DEQ’s actions to identify and control the unknown hexavalent chromium source : question […]

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Testing for lead in drinking water

July 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Testing for lead in drinking water · Health Authority

Worried about lead? Here are some options (Democrat Herald, 7/22/2016) ORELAP accredited laboratories that test for lead in drinking water (serial) Oregon Health Authority Lead and drinking water [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority

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Adult obesity

July 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Adult obesity · Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Public Health Division, Public Health Division

Adult obesity rates up 185 percent over last 50 years (Oregonian, 7/18/16) Oregon’s healthy future : a plan for empowering communities [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division Oregon overweight, obesity, physical activity and nutrition facts [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Program SB 931, task force for a […]

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Oregon public health report

July 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Oregon public health report · Health Authority, Public Health Advisory Board

Is Oregon’s Public Health System Meeting Needs? (OPB, 7/7/16) Public Health Modernization Assessment Report [PDF] (2016) Oregon Public Health Advisory Board

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Blue-green algae

July 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on Blue-green algae · Health Authority

Climate change driving bacteria growth in lakes (Bend Bulletin, 6/30/2016) Blue-Green algae health advisories (annual) Oregon Health Authority

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Smokefree workplace law

May 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Smokefree workplace law · Health Authority

State senator faces fine for smoking in Capitol (Statesman Journal, 5/24/2016) Oregon’s smokefree workplace law : including the 10-foot outdoor smokefree zone [poster] [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Tobacco Prevention and Education Program Oregon’s smokefree workplace law : including the 10-foot outdoor smokefree zone [brochure] [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Tobacco Prevention and Education Program

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School immunization deadline

January 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on School immunization deadline · Health Authority

More students may be sent home for missing vaccines (Bend Bulletin, 1/28/2016) Parents, don’t let your child get left behind! (annual) Oregon Immunization Program Padres no dejen que sus hijos se queden atras! (annual) Oregon Immunization Program Parents, don’t let your child get left behind! (Russian) (annual) Oregon Immunization Program Parents, don’t let your child […]

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Tobacco reduction and health improvement

October 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on Tobacco reduction and health improvement · Health Authority

Tobacco Reduction Committee Passes Slender Budget, Expands Duties (Lund Report, 10/13/2015) State Health Improvement Plan [PDF] (2015) Oregon Health Authority

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Hexavalent chromium contamination

September 11th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hexavalent chromium contamination · Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, Health Authority

DEQ makes suggestions for contaminated soils cleanup (Portland Tribune, 9/10/2015) Chromium – hexavalent [PDF] (2012) Oregon Health Authority, Office of Environmental Public Health Hexavalent chromium [PDF] (2006) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

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Immunizations for students

September 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Immunizations for students · Health Authority

Parents told to check vaccine status ahead of school (Bend Bulletin, 8/31/2015) Oregon kindergarten immunization and exemption data by county (serial) Oregon Immunization Program

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Beach health advisories

September 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on Beach health advisories · Beach Monitoring Program

Beach health advisories expected to spike in 2017 (Statesman Journal, 8/29/2015) Oregon Beach Monitoring Program : a guide to water quality for Oregon beach visitors [PDF] (2007) Oregon Beach Monitoring Program

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Blue-green algae blooms

May 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Blue-green algae blooms · Dept. of Human Services, Health Authority

How to spot toxic blue-green algae (KOIN, 5/11/2015) Harmful algae blooms : a public health concern [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division Dog safety alert [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division Alerta sobre seguridad para perros [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division Frequently […]

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Immunization exemption statistics

May 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on Immunization exemption statistics · Health Authority

State says new law leads to drop in school vaccination exemptions (Portland Tribune, 5/1/2015) Oregon kindergarten immunization and exemption data by county (serial) Oregon Immunization Program Kindergarten nonmedical immunization exemptions (serial) Oregon Immunization Program

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Immunization deadline

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Immunization deadline · Health Authority

Parents have 2 weeks to get children immunized or face exclusion from school, child care (Oregonian, 2/5/2015) Parents, don’t let you child get left behind! (annual) Oregon Health Authority, Immunization Program

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Climate change report

November 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Climate change report · Health Authority

Warmer climate imperils our health (Portland Tribune, 11/14/2014) Oregon climate and health profile report [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

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Ebola monitoring

November 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on Ebola monitoring · Health Authority

Oregon will monitor anyone at risk for Ebola, with local health officials taking lead (Oregonian, 11/6/2014) Frequently asked questions: people under monitoring for Ebola [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority Oregon public health : interim Ebola monitoring plan [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

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Blue-green algae advisories

September 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Blue-green algae advisories · Dept. of Human Services

Blue-green algae in Willamette River found to be a toxic species; warning area of river expanded (Oregonian, 9/19/2014) Toxic blue-green algae found in Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes County (Oregonian, 9/19/2014) Harmful algae blooms : a public health concern [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division Florecimiento de algas perjudiciales : una preocupaciĆ³n […]

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Milton-Freewater area contaminated water

April 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Milton-Freewater area contaminated water · Health Authority

Contaminated Wells May Force E. Ore. Town To Annex Territory (OPB, 4/10/2014) Investigative report : Milton-Freewater area health hazard [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

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Immunization record deadline

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Immunization record deadline · Health Authority

Children need immunizations by Feb. 19 to stay in school (KATU, 1/23/2014) School Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 19 (Lund Report, 1/23/2014) Parents, don’t let your child get left behind! (annual) Oregon Health Authority Padres no dejen que sus hijos se queden atras! (annual) Oregon Health Authority

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Cryptosporidium outbreak

August 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on Cryptosporidium outbreak · Dept. of Human Services

Epidemiologist: Baker City crypto outbreak historic (Baker City Herald, 8/6/2013) Elk Creek water sample had much higher level of crypto (Baker City Herald, 8/8/2013) Cryptosporidium [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Human Services

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