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Water Quality Testing

Ground water can contain a wide variety of both naturally-occurring and man-made minerals and chemicals.  Some of these can impart tastes and odors, cause staining of fixtures, or even leave sediments while others are undetectable without testing. Read more

Lead Hazard Control

Lead (Pb) is a highly toxic metal that poses a serious health risk to humans when ingested, especially to children less than six years of age.  In the past, its use as an additive in many products was very common (i.e. leaded paint & gasoline).  Although its use is now restricted, many older homes may still contain lead paint hazards.  This is why laws require doctors to test young children for lead exposure.  Only a trained Lead Risk Assessor can identify and test homes for the presence of lead. Read more

Public Health Hazards

Everyday, you are exposed to many types of environmental contaminants and possibly disease carrying agents.  Some of these cause a great deal of anxiety for residents like cockroaches, but others like lead paint may go entirely unnoticed until a problem develops.  Being aware of these potential hazards and reducing the likelihood of exposure is important to safeguard your health.

The Environmental Health Division conducts several programs intended to reduce the risk of exposure to environmental hazards and control communicable disease carriers in Cattaraugus County. Read more

Health Fair

By: Health

Date(s): 
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 5:00am - 8:30am

There will be a Health Fair on Thursday, April 8th—9:00 a.m. —12:30 p.m. hosted by the Cattaraugus County Health Department with the following services offered: Read more

Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Cattaraugus County Preventive Services provides the following lead poisoning prevention services: Read more

Lead Poisoning Prevention

What is lead poisoning?

Faucet dripping (clipart)It's a condition caused by swallowing or inhaling lead. Even small amounts of lead can be harmful. Young children are at greatest risk because their bodies absorb lead more easily than adults' do. A pregnant woman and her unborn baby can be hurt by lead. Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil and tap water.

If lead gets into a child's body what can happen?

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Keep your children lead free: Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases recalled by Toys "R" Us

News from Health posted on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 2:51pm

The current Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases recalled by Toys "R" Us has prompted the Health Department to advise parents and/or caregivers as to the importance of lead testing for children. Lead can poison people. It can be harmful to babies. If lead gets into your baby's body, it could cause: a lower IQ, kidney damage, hearing loss, growth problems, anemia and behavior problems.

Keep Your Children Lead Free

News from Health posted on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 3:09pm

The current Fisher Price toy recall has prompted the Health Department to advise parents and/or caregivers as to the importance of lead testing for children. Lead can poison people. It can be harmful to babies. If lead gets into your baby's body, it could cause: a lower IQ, kidney damage, hearing loss, growth problems, anemia and behavior problems. Even small amounts can be harmful. Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil and water.

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