Public Health Archive

Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; portion of Parish Creek approved for harvesting Baltimore, MD (October 11, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a southern Anne Arundel County waterway to allow oysters ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Annual Clean Air Progress Report, Launches Air Quality Awareness Week

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT RELEASES ANNUAL CLEAN AIR PROGRESS REPORT, LAUNCHES AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK Report describes Maryland’s air quality improvements and new regulations for further gains, federal rule to reduce pollution from other states;  Air Quality Awareness Week begins today BALTIMORE, MD (May ...Read More

eMDE – Get the new Maryland Healthy Beaches app

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE MARYLAND BEACH CONDITIONS – IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND Any time, any place, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the new Maryland Healthy Beaches smartphone app. The app – available for free – provides information on ...Read More

Maryland Beach Conditions – In the Palm of Your Hand

Any time, any place, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the new Maryland Healthy Beaches smartphone app. The app – available for free – provides information on conditions at your favorite Maryland beaches. The app is now available for Android at Google Play and is coming soon for ...Read More

Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together   Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2014) – Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week begins now, May 19-25, 2014.  The Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment, and Natural Resources remind Marylanders ...Read More

Clean Drinking Water For Morris Mill

  When the Maryland Department of the Environment learned about significant groundwater contamination in the Morris Mill area near Salisbury, the agency launched an aggressive response. At the top of the to-do list: ensure that any household that needed a temporary alternative supply of drinking water got one. Done. Meanwhile, investigate groundwater ...Read More

Bay Journal: States don’t have to make big changes to prevent Vibrio in oysters yet

Current methods deemed suitable to prevent illness in humans, but the FDA is making a case for quicker refrigeration. Maryland, Virginia and the nation’s other shellfish-producing states are not going to have to make huge changes in the way seafood is stored and transported to protect customers from a rare but dangerous ...Read More
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