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Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology

Friday, February 07, 2014
DHH Response to Bayou Corne Incident - 2014

The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology has been participating in meetings with Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) along with other State and local responding agencies to address the Bayou Corne incident.

Friday, February 07, 2014
DHH Response to Bayou Corne Incident - 2013 Archived

The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology has been participating in meetings with Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) along with other State and local responding agencies to address the Bayou Corne incident.

Thursday, November 07, 2013
DHH Issues Emergency Rule Requiring Drinking Water Systems in Louisiana to Raise the Level of Disinfectant in their Water, Increase Monitoring by 25 Percent

The Department of Health and Hospitals on Wednesday issued an emergency rule requiring that water systems in the state maintain a higher residual disinfectant level and increase their number of sampling sites by 25 percent. Most drinking water systems in Louisiana will be required to meet this new higher standard by February 1, 2014.

Monday, December 31, 2012
DHH Response to Bayou Corne Incident - 2012 Archived

The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology has been participating in meetings with Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) along with other State and local responding agencies to address the Bayou Corne incident.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Fish Advisories Protocol

The protocol for Louisiana's fish and shellfish advisories is designed to provide standardized guidelines regarding the development and issuance of fish and shellfish consumption advisories while allowing for the incorporation of site-specific data that are reliable and validated. The steps in the process, such as investigation of contaminants in fish tissue, determination of the need for an advisory, and the ultimate interagency consultation, follow the same procedural steps for each location, but variations in advisory procedures or recommendations may occur due to the consideration of appropriate site specific factors.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Fact Sheet: Smoke and Air Quality and Health

Marsh fires generate smoke that can travel great distances from the location of the fire. Atmospheric conditions influence where the smoke goes and how long it takes to dissipate. People with respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing problems should avoid the smoke by staying indoors.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Aim at Lead Safety