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Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017
Connecticut Certified Water Operators and Water Utilities Honored during Drinking Water Week for Contributions to the Health and Safety of Connecticut Drinking Water
  In celebration of Connecticut Drinking Water Week, May 7-13, the Department of Public Health (DPH) Drinking Water Section is recognizing several Connecticut water operators and water utilities for their outstanding contributions to the health and safety of the state’s drinking water.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
New Report Shows Some Private Wells in Connecticut Test High for Naturally Occurring Arsenic, Uranium
  A report published today by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), reveals that water from some private wells across the state has registered high levels of Arsenic and Uranium.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
DPH Releases Annual Fish Advisory, "If I Catch It, Can I Eat It?" With Updated Guidance on Fish Caught on the Housatonic River
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the release of the 2017 edition of If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut. DPH has updated the guide in response to new sampling data that has indicated higher levels of fish contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Housatonic River and the lakes – Lillinonah, Zoar and Housatonic – that are fed by the river. These PCBs are associated with the former General Electric Company (GE) transformer manufacturing facility in Pittsfield, MA.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
State Agencies Encourage Connecticut School Districts to Promote Healthy School Environments
  Connecticut law requires every school district to adopt and implement an indoor air quality program that provides for the maintenance and improvement of the indoor air quality of its facilities. School districts are also required to implement a green cleaning products program for cleaning and maintaining school buildings and facilities.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Governor Malloy Releases State Toolkit Providing Resources for Families Concerned About Immigration Enforcement
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has released a toolkit developed by his office, several Connecticut state agencies, and relevant stakeholders to provide a user-friendly, step-by-step guide for parents who want to have a plan in place for a friend of family member to care for their children in the event that they are detained or deported.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Voluntary Recall Notice Announced on Medical Device Commonly Used to Deliver Overdose Reversal Medicine
  Teleflex Medical has issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. This device is commonly used to deliver naloxone, a life‐saving drug used in the event of a suspected drug overdose. The device is also used to administer medication for life‐threatening hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.