Our Required Activities As a local health department we are responsible for rabies surveillance, prevention and control. Our activities include: Following NYS Public Health Law that regulates rabies investigations for […]
Most Environmental Health Services for Essex County are conducted by a NYSDOH District Office (covering Essex, Franklin & Hamilton Counties) under the categories of: Community Environmental Health and Food Protection Environmental Health […]
On October 21, 2019 (late afternoon), NYSDOH, Saranac Lake District Office was notified of a low alert bloom report at Port Kent Boat Launch.
Exposure to any cyanobacteria HABs can cause health effects in people and animals when water with blooms is touched, swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled. This is true regardless of toxin levels; some blue-green algae produce toxins, while others do not. Exposure to blooms and toxins can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties. People and pets should avoid contact with blooms, and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs. For more information go to www.health.ny.gov/harmfulalgae. ... See MoreSee Less