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Useful Environmental Information
Certified Lab List
Find laboratories certified to perform testing in the area.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) information
Harmful Algal Blooms
Review information about harmful algal blooms that have been common in recent years during the latter half of the summer on lakes within Cayuga County.
Hydrilla, an extremely aggressive aquatic plant, was found in Cayuga Lake adjacent to Wells College in the Village of Aurora in the fall of 2016.
Health Topics Index
Browse through health topics.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). Ticks are active when the weather stays above freezing, usually from April through November.
Mosquito Borne Illness
The goal of this program is to prevent occurrences of mosquito borne illnesses in humans by providing information about West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne diseases, as well as how to avoid mosquito bites.
Molds are microscopic organisms that live on plant or animal matter. Present virtually everywhere, they can be found growing on organic material such as soil, foods, and plant matter. In order to reproduce, molds produce spores, which spread through air or water.
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is produced naturally in the soil. Radon becomes a problem when it builds up indoors. Radon enters homes through cracks in slabs or basements, floors, and walls, and through openings around sump pumps. Learn more about this gas and preventative measures you can take against it.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (PDF)
Access the New York health publications on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in PDF format.
Read about odors and heath.
Learn how to take steps to prevent contamination of private wells as well as how to disinfect your well.
Roadside Springs (PDF)
Read the Roadside Springs brochure in PDF format.