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July 4, 2017

Be Careful Around Discarded Sharp Objects

The Huron County Health Unit is reminding people to be careful if they come across discarded needles on beaches, parks or other recreational areas. Sharp objects, such as used needles, razor blades or any item that could cut skin should be handled carefully.

June 26, 2017

After a Flood: clean up tips

With heavy rainfall and flooding in Huron County over the weekend, the Huron County Health Unit has suggestions for safe clean up. Particular areas of concern include: drinking water, septic systems, food, power outages, air quality and mould.

June 23, 2017

Make Sun Safety a New Family Rule

The Health Unit is reminding families to enjoy the sun safely. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays, cause sunburns, skin cancer and eye damage. Children are most at risk because they tend to spend more time outdoors when the sun’s rays are strongest. So make sun safety a new family rule!

June 12, 2017

Heat Warning Issued for Huron County

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning which means temperatures and humidex levels are expected to be very high for the next several days. The Huron County Health Unit is reminding the public to take care to prevent heat-related illnesses.

June 7, 2017

Make Sun Protection a Priority

REVISED – The Huron County Health Unit is monitoring media reports of complaints about a sunscreen product. Reports of any adverse side effects to sunscreens should be reported to Health Canada through their website:

May 31, 2017

Protect Yourself from Bug Bites

With warm temperatures returning, so are the bugs. Huron County Health Unit reminds people to protect themselves against tick and mosquito bites.

May 5, 2017

Health Unit Issuing Student Suspension Notices

About 150 Huron County students could be suspended from school effective May 30, 2017 due to incomplete immunization records. Students and their families should have received a notice in the mail about possible suspension and are asked to contact the Health Unit at 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2025.

April 26, 2017

Protect Your Pet From Rabies – Low-cost Vaccination Clinics in Blyth

Blyth Veterinary Services is hosting low cost rabies vaccination clinics for cats and dogs on Saturday, April 29 and Monday, May 8, 2017.

March 31, 2017

Huron-Perth Dietitians Day: A Focus on Mental Health and Nutrition

The Huron-Perth Dietitians Network hosted an education day at the Huron County Health Unit in recognition of Nutrition Month. The event included speakers focusing on mental health and nutrition.

Health Unit Joins Water Does Wonders Pledge

Huron County Health Unit received Gold designation in the provincial Water Does Wonders promotion. Water is encouraged as the first choice for beverages and sugary drinks are discouraged.