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  Category: Division of Public Health


Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisory

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health today updated the fish consumption advisory for fish caught in the tidal Delaware River. The updated advisory is a result of analysis of chemical contaminants in fish caught in the tidal Delaware River and elsewhere throughout the state. The change reflects long-term environmental improvements in the tidal Delaware River.




Prepare to beat the heat as summer and higher temperatures arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

On this first day of summer, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Division of Public Health (DPH) of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) advise Delawareans to be prepared for extreme summer heat, while offering precautions for withstanding rising temperatures, and also what to do when you are involved in a heat-related incident.




Millsboro Inhalation and Biomonitoring Report finds air pollution coming into Delaware problematic; “Personal air,” indoor sources contributed most to toxic exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

US Representative John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the release today of The Millsboro Inhalation Exposure and Biomonitoring Study, Final Report. The report, sponsored by the Delaware Cancer Consortium and DNREC, and prepared by RTI International (RTI), was undertaken in response to residents’ concerns about cancer rates in the Millsboro area.




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Falls Again

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced progress in the battle against cancer in the first state. The DHSS Cancer Incidence and Mortality report for the years 2005-2009 is the most comprehensive cancer data report in the state.




31 Days to a Healthier You: A Delaware Social Media Campaign;Small Steps Can Lead to Big Rewards for Your Health

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012

The Governor’s Office, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the YMCA of Delaware will kick off a social media campaign on Jan. 1 called “31 Days to a Healthier You.”







  Category: Division of Public Health


Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisory

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Public Health | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health today updated the fish consumption advisory for fish caught in the tidal Delaware River. The updated advisory is a result of analysis of chemical contaminants in fish caught in the tidal Delaware River and elsewhere throughout the state. The change reflects long-term environmental improvements in the tidal Delaware River.




Prepare to beat the heat as summer and higher temperatures arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

On this first day of summer, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Division of Public Health (DPH) of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) advise Delawareans to be prepared for extreme summer heat, while offering precautions for withstanding rising temperatures, and also what to do when you are involved in a heat-related incident.




Millsboro Inhalation and Biomonitoring Report finds air pollution coming into Delaware problematic; “Personal air,” indoor sources contributed most to toxic exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

US Representative John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the release today of The Millsboro Inhalation Exposure and Biomonitoring Study, Final Report. The report, sponsored by the Delaware Cancer Consortium and DNREC, and prepared by RTI International (RTI), was undertaken in response to residents’ concerns about cancer rates in the Millsboro area.




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Falls Again

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced progress in the battle against cancer in the first state. The DHSS Cancer Incidence and Mortality report for the years 2005-2009 is the most comprehensive cancer data report in the state.




31 Days to a Healthier You: A Delaware Social Media Campaign;Small Steps Can Lead to Big Rewards for Your Health

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012

The Governor’s Office, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the YMCA of Delaware will kick off a social media campaign on Jan. 1 called “31 Days to a Healthier You.”