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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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  • Tenga cuidado con el plomo : ¿Cómo puedo saber si hay plomo en mi casa? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09)
    This brochure answers these questions: When does lead-based paint become a hazard?, How can I find out if my home contains lead?, How do I find a certified lead risk assessor, inspector, or contractor in my area?, How do ...
  • ابح ال ثر صا عصن رصاص في منزلي؟ إجابات الأسئلة الشائعة 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This brochure answers these questions: When does lead-based paint become a hazard?, How can I find out if my home contains lead?, How do I find a certified lead risk assessor, inspector, or contractor in my area?, How do ...
  • داخل منزلك اكتشف الأخطار الخفية داخل منزلك 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This brochure answers the questions: what are some possible sources of lead, how does lead get into my child’s body, what can I do to prevent lead poisoning.
  • عصن كيف أعرف إن كان هناك رصاص في منزلي؟ إجابات الأسئلة الشائعة 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    An environmental lead assessment is a visit to your home by trained staff to help identify possible sources of lead. The nurse and an EPA certified lead risk assessor will come to your home. They will ask you questions to ...
  • Protect yourself against syphilis 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08)
    Syphilis is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if not treated. Syphilis is on the rise in South Carolina in many high-risk groups. DHEC is working to prevent the spread ...
  • Opioid prescriptions in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Bureau of Drug Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    South Carolina Reporting & Identification Prescription Tracking System (SCRIPTS) was mandated by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2006. It requires dispensers to submit to DHEC, by electronic means, information ...
  • Drug overdose deaths South Carolina 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This report describes fatal drug overdose deaths that occurred in South Carolina in 2018. Data were derived from death certificates registered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control Vital Statistics and ...
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 32: August 4 to August 10, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (English, 2019-08-04)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 29: July 14 to July 20, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (English, 2019-07-14)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.
  • Opioid mortality and selected trends : 2018 South Carolina overdose mortality data 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Deaths due to drug overdose as well as deaths due to opioids have both been steadily increasing in South Carolina as these statistics show.
  • South Carolina dam safety news 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Dam Safety Program (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    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.
  • Food guide 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This brochure in English and Spanish explains the South Carolina WIC Program, describing what foods are and aren't allowed and how to use WIC checks.
  • Watershed-based plan for the Three and Twenty Creek Watershed : an action plan for protection and restoration activities 

    Upstate Forever (S.C.); South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This watershed-based plan addresses sources of bacteria, sediment, and nutrient pollution and identifies critical areas for protection and restoration throughout the watershed. Additionally, this plan provides strategies ...
  • Emergency operations plan 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    This plan establishes standards and procedures for DHEC and assigns responsibilities for delivering emergency environmental and health services to the citizens and visitors of South Carolina in the event of either man-made ...
  • State of South Carolina monitoring strategy for calendar year 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Water; Chestnut, David (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This monitoring strategy establishes the overall goals and objectives for those key elements of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control water quality monitoring program to achieve the goals of the ...
  • Annual state public water system report – calendar year 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each quarter, primacy agencies submit data to the Safe Drinking Water Information System, an automated database maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency. The data submitted include, but are not limited to, PWS ...
  • Nicotine and the escalating risk of addiction for youth 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    Youth e-cigarette use has risen dramatically in South Carolina in the last three years, surpassing the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products for the first time. This is a major public health concern. Youth use of ...
  • Creating 100 percent tobacco-free schools in South Carolina : a school administrator's guide to policy implementation 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    This guide is designed to help in developing or expanding a tobacco-free school policy. Implementation sections to assist you at each stage include: Sample Timeline, Sample Implementation Checklists, Communications Strategies, ...
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 30: July 21 to July 27, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (English, 2019-07-21)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 28 : July 7 to July 13, 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (English, 2019-07-07)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.

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