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Monday, January 26, 2015
DPH Issues Tips to Safely Remove Snow
  In anticipation of today’s storm, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) advises residents of precautions to take when removing snow.

Monday, January 26, 2015
DPH Warns Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  With the approaching storm, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and asks that they take steps to prevent deadly CO poisoning. When power goes out many people run portable generators inside or close to the home, or use charcoal grills inside the home. Generators should be placed at least 20 feet from the house and never inside the house, enclosed porch or attached garage. Charcoal grills should never be used indoors.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
DPH: Time to Test for Radon
  The state Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Recent Earthquake Activity Prompts Public Health Advice
  Although a series of small earthquakes occurring in northeast Connecticut has not resulted in any significant damage to date, officials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) and the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) urge residents to watch for changes in their well water and to take preventive steps to reduce risk of illness or injury.

Monday, January 12, 2015
New Feature Lets State Track Progress on Health Issues
  DPH recently launched the Healthy Connecticut 2020 Performance Dashboard. It lists all the goals the health department set for the state as part of its health improvement plan and how close the state is to reaching those goals.