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Established in 1973 from the merger of the State Board of Health and the Pollution Control Agency, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is responsible for public health and environment in the state.

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  • Radon Mitigation : Checking Your Contractor’s Work 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This is a list of some basic installation requirements and recommendations that your contractor should meet when installing a radon reduction system in your home.
  • EPA Radon Risk Assessment Table for Smokers and Non-Smokers 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; United States Environmental Protection Agency (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This chart gives the long term effects of radon on smokers and non-smokers.
  • What You Need To Know About Radon And Your Health 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This brochure discusses these topics concerning radon: What Is Radon?, Health Effects Of Radon, Radon Action Level, How Much Radon In A Home Is Safe?, What Do I Do If I Have A Radon Problem?, Major Radon Entry Routes, How ...
  • Increasing calories for weight gain 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This brochure gives tips with eating and weight gain problems including sample calorie boosters. It also gives high calorie milkshake recipes and ideas.
  • Going Coastal in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    Get all the information you need to enhance your coastal experience from one dynamic web page. Coastal environment: rip currents and beach advisories, weather and ozone forecast, tide tables and boating safety, fishing and ...
  • Look, learn, leave 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    When you see a wild animal or an animal you don’t know look at them from a safe distance. Don’t get too close. Learn about them. Leave them alone. Remind your mom or dad to take your pets to the vet to get their rabies shots.
  • South Carolina 2017 List of Reportable Conditions 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Disease Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This is a list of diseases and conditions that must, by law, be reported by physicians and health care professionals to their local public health department.
  • PREVENCIÓN CONTRA EL ZIKA 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11)
    Zika is a disease primarily spread by mosquitoes, but it may also be spread by sexual contact with someone who is infected or from a pregnant woman to her fetus. This sheet printed in Spanish, gives Zika symptoms, how to ...
  • Rabies facts : dos and don'ts 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This sheet gives facts about rabies and what you should and shouldn't do to avoid it.
  • All about rabies 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    This sheet tells what rabies is, how it spreads, gives symptoms of rabies in animals,how you can prevent rabies and what to do if exposure occurs.

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