Join the conversation about lead and toxics in our community

October is Children’s Environmental Health Month! Oh, you didn’t know? This month may be better known for ghouls and goblins, but our Lead and Toxics Team has put together a series of blog posts that are sure to give you goosebumps. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks discussing lead and toxics, and why testing […]

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Everything you wanted to know about colonoscopies but were too afraid to ask

Our Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP), helped more than 600 people get colorectal cancer screenings last year. Most had negative results, but a few needed additional screening colonoscopies. Cristina Del Alma, our colorectal cancer screening and cancer treatment coordinator helped these clients through their colonoscopies.  She knows that colonoscopies aren’t fun, but she’s passionate […]

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We can do more to prevent lead poisoning in kids

October is Children’s Environmental Health Month! Oh, you didn’t know? This month may be better known for ghouls and goblins, but our Lead and Toxics Team has put together a series of blog posts that are sure to give you goosebumps. By Chiemeka Ohaebosim, policy developer in the Lead and Toxics program Both the EPA […]

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Gone but not forgotten – 2017

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will lay to rest the remains of individuals who did not have the means or the family to provide a proper burial. The ceremony will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton. King County is required to process and bury these […]

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More syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in King County

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the U.S. and Washington and King County data show a similar trend towards more syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Bottom line: We need to rein in what’s looking like an explosion of preventable, sexually transmitted disease. We need more surveillance to find STD cases, more awareness among […]

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