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Cold weather and carbon monoxide safety (safe heating) - CDC
Investigations related to citizen complaints of poor outdoor air quality - DNR
Indoor air quality issues - EPA
Mold is a type of fungi that is everywhere around us. However, mold can be a problem when it grows unchecked inside a home. If there is sufficient moisture, along with an organic food source, mold may proliferate in your home. To learn more about mold, including how it may affect your health and how to remove it from your home, read Mold and Your Health.
To learn more about drinking water quality in Milwaukee, go to the Milwaukee Water Works web site.
Federal and State agencies suggest limits for how much locally-caught fish people should eat. Limits are lower on many fish for children and women who are or may become pregnant, than they are for men. These advisories exist because of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants found in fish. Check out the Wisconsin DNR Fishing Wisconsin website for more information about potential contaminants in fish caught from Wisconsin waters.
Several reference guides concerning safe fish consumption are available, including the City of Milwaukee Health Department 2013 Guidelines for Eating Fish from Milwaukee Waters with recommendations specific to Milwaukee area residents.
In addition, the Wisconsin DNR has issued their 2013 Choose wisely: A health guide for choosing fish in Wisconsin available for review or print. They have also produced the Fish Consumption Advice for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern guide for fish information regarding the Milwaukee region.
The FDA and EPA issue advice about how much store-bought fish (generally ocean-caught) to eat. Mercury is the contaminant of concern in ocean-caught fish. Click here for the most current information from the FDA.
Household hazardous waste disposal - MMSD
Computer and electronic device disposal - EPA
Click here to find out how keeping your pet healthy can keep your family and neighborhood healthy too.
Household hazardous waste inquiries (including SHARPS disposal): Click here for a PDF brochure that shows how to dispose of sharps (or syringes) and needles.
Click here for information on water recreation health and safety.
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