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USAF, Dover AFB advise state agencies that PFAS chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory found in four wells near base

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019

The US Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Division of Public Health, that four wells near the base sampled by the federal government for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have returned elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory for these substances of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).




Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Accepting Proposals for SAFE Grants

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

he Delaware Division of Public Health’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is currently accepting project proposals from public drinking water systems for Safety Assessments and Feasibility Evaluations (SAFE) grants. Proposals must be received by August 15, 2019.




DNREC, DPH now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Featured Posts | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

DNREC, with the Division of Public Health, is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for waste, surface, and drinking water project planning.




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Continues to Decline; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019

DOVER – Cancer screening and early detection efforts continue to drive down Delaware’s cancer death rates, say state public health officials. In particular, officials are seeing dramatic improvements in the all-site mortality rate among non-Hispanic African-American men, which decreased by 30 percent between the five-year periods of 2001-2005 and 2011-2015, according to the latest cancer […]




Keep Your Family, Pets Safe This Fourth of July

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

For many, this year’s Fourth of July activities will span the entire week and weekend, and include picnics, barbecues, beach days and other gatherings spent with friends and family (including our four-legged family members). The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following tips to keep everyone safe.







  Category: Division of Public Health


USAF, Dover AFB advise state agencies that PFAS chemicals exceeding EPA health advisory found in four wells near base

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019

The US Air Force and Dover Air Force Base have notified Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Division of Public Health, that four wells near the base sampled by the federal government for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have returned elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA above the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory for these substances of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).




Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Accepting Proposals for SAFE Grants

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

he Delaware Division of Public Health’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is currently accepting project proposals from public drinking water systems for Safety Assessments and Feasibility Evaluations (SAFE) grants. Proposals must be received by August 15, 2019.




DNREC, DPH now accepting proposals for wastewater, surface water and drinking water planning grants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Public Health | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Featured Posts | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

DNREC, with the Division of Public Health, is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for waste, surface, and drinking water project planning.




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Continues to Decline; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019

DOVER – Cancer screening and early detection efforts continue to drive down Delaware’s cancer death rates, say state public health officials. In particular, officials are seeing dramatic improvements in the all-site mortality rate among non-Hispanic African-American men, which decreased by 30 percent between the five-year periods of 2001-2005 and 2011-2015, according to the latest cancer […]




Keep Your Family, Pets Safe This Fourth of July

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

For many, this year’s Fourth of July activities will span the entire week and weekend, and include picnics, barbecues, beach days and other gatherings spent with friends and family (including our four-legged family members). The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following tips to keep everyone safe.