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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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  • 9 months to get ready 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This document explains what to expect during each month of pregnancy. It also discusses exercise during pregnancy, prenatal care, sex during pregnancy, normal complaints and problems of pregnancy and other issues.
  • Retail food establishments : employee health 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    All permitted retail food establishments must have an employee health (illness) policy. This sheet highlights the employee health policy, the responsibility of employees who handle and serve food and the responsibility ...
  • Directory of services for women & families in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    This directory lists agencies and their contact information for women and family services. It is broken down by county and service topics. There is also a list of statewide agencies and each of these agencies has a ...
  • It is against the law to burn these materials in an outdoor fire 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    It is against the law to burn these materials in an outdoor fire: asphalt, cardboard, construction debris, demolitions debris, dead animals, copper wire, paint, paper, household chemicals, petroleum, metal, plastics, tires ...
  • South Carolina immunization fact sheet 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This paper gives statistics on the immunization of children and adolescents in South Carolina.
  • Newborn screening for your baby's health 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This brochure will explain what newborn screening is, what health problems (disorders) your baby is tested for, and what to do if any of these problems are found.
  • South Carolina dam safety news 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Dam Safety Program (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This periodical published by DHEC's Dam Safety Program shares the work that the agency is doing across the state when it comes to dam safety.
  • Camp Burnt Gin : parent handbook 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    The purpose of Camp Burnt Gin is to provide a safe, summer camping experience for children who have a physical disability and/or chronic illness. Through this experience, we help children become more independent, meet new ...
  • Recycling in S.C. by the numbers in FY 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    28.7 percent South Carolina's recycling rate ; 1.46 pounds recycled per person per day ; 1.3 million tons of paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and other material recycled ; 534 pounds recycled by each South Carolinian ...
  • Farmers' market Upstate guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This directory of farmers' markets located in the Upstate Region is broken down by county and gives addresses, hours of operation, dates of operation, telephone numbers and websites, if available, of each market.
  • Farmers' market Pee Dee guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This directory of farmers' markets located in the Pee Dee Region is broken down by county and gives addresses, hours of operation, dates of operation, telephone numbers and websites, if available, of each market.
  • Farmers' market Midlands guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This directory of farmers' markets located in the Midlands is broken down by county and gives addresses, hours of operation, dates of operation, telephone numbers and websites, if available, of each market.
  • Farmers' market Lowcountry guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This directory of farmers' markets located in the Lowcountry is broken down by county and gives addresses, hours of operation, dates of operation, telephone numbers and websites, if available, of each market.
  • Que esperar durante un examen clinico de los senos 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, explains what to expect during a breast exam.
  • What to expect during a clinical breast exam 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This brochure explains what to expect during a breast exam.
  • El examen de papanicolau 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, answers the questions: what is cervical cancer, what is a pap test, understanding your results, who is eligible for free pap testing.
  • The pap test : what you need to know about cervical cancer screening 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This brochure answers the questions: what is cervical cancer, what is a pap test, understanding your results, who is eligible for free pap testing.
  • Are you ready for PrEP? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03)
    This brochure explains pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • Are you ready for PrEP? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03)
    This card explains pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Protect your child's smile from birth to age 3 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04)
    This document gives tips on dental care for infants from birth to 3 years old. Included are tips for a healthy mouth, how to make toothbrushing fun, keeping your preschooler's smile safe at home and at school and taking ...

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