Farmers, Outdoor Workers, Enthusiasts & Sports Players

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Many Vermonters spend a lot of time outdoors. Learn more about health and wellness for people who work and play outside.

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How are we doing at promoting policies that ensure Vermonters can grow up, live and work in a healthy environment?

The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water

In Vermont mosquito season begins in spring, but does not typically pose a health risk until the summer months. Take precautions against mosquito bites to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases. 

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.

Cancer develops gradually as a result of many different factors related to lifestyle choices, environment and genetics. Anyone can develop cancer, but many cancers can be prevented.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory works closely with state offices and public water suppliers to monitor Lake Champlain and drinking water supplies for blue green algae toxins.

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