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The Department of Public Health (DPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand human exposure to environmental chemicals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Climate and Health 

Our Climate and Health Program strengthens local health response to climate change.

Beach Water Quality 

Resources from the MA Bathing Beaches Project.

Drinking Water 

Learn about safe drinking water and environmental exposure.

Health Impact Assessment 

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool to identify potential health impacts and benefits of a proposed project, program, or policy decision and recommend strategies that best protect and promote health.

Algae Blooms 

Learn about algae and how it interacts with and effects our environment.

Environmental Health Investigations 

Access environmental health investigations from the Bureau of Environmental Health