NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Harwich Board of Health will conduct a public hearing to solicit comment on proposed amendments to the regulation, “Harwich Board of Health Restrictions for the Sale of Tobacco Products”, including raising of the minimum age to purchase from 18 to 21 years. The hearing will be held on TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 in the Small Hearing Room, Harwich Town Hall, 732 Main Street, Harwich, MA 02645. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Copies of proposed regulations may be obtained at the Health Office or may be viewed HERE.
HARWICH BOARD OF HEALTH
Dr. Robert Insley, Chair
Pamela Howell, R.N., Vice Chair
In accordance with state law, this legal notice will also be available electronically at www.masspublicnotices.org. The city/town is not responsible for any errors in the electronic posting of this legal notice.”
For more information about tobacco21, please visit the website:
What is Zika virus?
How is Zika spread?
Can I get Zika virus from mosquitoes in Massachusetts?
When a pregnant woman gets Zika, it can cause birth defects like brain damage in her unborn baby. These brochures help explain how you can protect yourself and your unborn children:
For the most up to date information on Zika Virus, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Website.
Greetings Harwich Merchants,
Please find pertinent information regarding the implementation of a plastic bag ban in Harwich linked HERE.
In May of 2015 a citizens petition was passed at Town Meeting to adopt such a measure for particular types of plastic bags .
The effective date is June 15, 2016.While this initiative will take some getting used to for some until new habits are adopted, we hope to keep in sight the goal of a cleaner environment and reduction of hazards in the marine setting.
Please read the documents and feel free to call the Town Administrators office or the Health Department should you need further information.
For all of the merchants, this is a great opportunity to promote your business and logo with the use of reusable textile bags.
Here's to a cleaner environment through the reduction of non-essential waste!
Paula J Champagne
What are synthetic cannabinoids?
Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a growing number of man-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked (herbal incense) or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices (liquid incense).
These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are related to chemicals found in the marijuana plant. Because of this similarity, synthetic cannabinoids are sometimes misleadingly called "synthetic marijuana" (or "fake weed"), and they are often marketed as "safe," legal alternatives to that drug. In fact, they may affect the brain much more powerfully than marijuana; their actual effects can be unpredictable and, in some cases, severe or even life-threatening.
For more information on synthetic cannabinoids, please visit the National Institute on Drug Abuse and view the presentation from Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment.
The Harwich Health Department has declared a proclamation against the use, sale and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.
What is potassium iodide, and why might you want to have some on hand? Potassium iodide or “KI” is a non-prescription medicine that, when used properly, can prevent the uptake of radioactive iodine by the thyroid gland in humans.
Please read this flyer for more useful information: KI Information
Please stop by the Health Department office during normal business hours to obtain your supply of potassium iodide pills.
What you need to know about AVIAN FLU
Avian flu is a naturally occurring viral infection in birds, primarily waterfowl (ducks and geese) caused by influenza A viruses. Humans who have certain types of exposure to infected birds can sometimes become infected with avian influenza A viruses. When this rare event happens, the person may become very ill; however, the disease does not generally spread to other people.
For more information, please read these Frequently Asked Questions provided by the Department of Public Health
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