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Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae Warning or watch lifted on seven lakes 10/18/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e.
Boil Water Advisory Issued for St Joseph Catholic School, Reno Co. 10/18/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the St Joseph Catholic School located in Reno County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Spivey, Kingman County 10/12/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Spivey located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for RWD 6, Franklin County 10/12/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Franklin County Rural Water District 6 in Franklin County. The advisory was issued because of a water line break. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that...
Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae Warning or watch lifted on four lakes 10/11/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e.
Federal and State Agencies Address Rising Use of E-cigarettes More than 10 percent of Kansas high schoolers use e-cigarettes 10/10/2018TOPEKA – Kansas, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among youth. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), along with its partners, seeks to raise awareness of the potential harm to those who use this product. According to the 2017 Kansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey, one in 10 (10.6 percent) high school students in Kansas...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Spivey, Kingman Co. 10/10/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Spivey located in Kingman County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use...
Boil Water Advisory Continues for RWD 6, Franklin County KDHE working with water district to address ongoing issues 10/09/2018TOPEKA – Due to a water line break, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a boil water advisory for Franklin County Rural Water District 6 in Franklin County on Sept. 29. The advisory remained in effect due to discolored water caused by manganese, which was dislodged from the water line during the break. Due to another line break that happened today, Tuesday, Oct. 9,...
Peer Support Program Now Available for Families with Children with Special Needs Supporting You launches, families who can offer support and guidance asked to volunteer 10/08/2018TOPEKA – Families of children with special needs benefit from the care and support that can only be offered by others who have shared their experience. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Special Health Services Family Advisory Council (SHS-FAC) announce a new peer-support initiative in Kansas that will enable individuals and families who have similar experiences to...
State of Kansas Raises Awareness of Stillbirths Recently-launched Count the Kicks program seeing early success 10/04/2018TOPEKA – More than 200 babies are stillborn each year in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is committed to helping families prevent this tragedy, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), puts families at greater risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, loss of productivity and makes them four times more likely to get...
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