Public Health Topics

  1. Emissions
  2. Extreme Weather -Cold: In periods of extreme life-threatening weather, defined as a wind-chill factor of 20°F or below, multiple county agencies and private health / social organizations will offer expanded services for those without adequate shelter, including the chronically homeless and homeless families with children. View some Tips to Prepare for Cold Weather.
  3. Extreme Weather - Heat: Due to the well-documented risk of excess mortality and other significant heat-related health problems associated with oppressively hot weather, the department issues Hot Weather Health Warnings (Code Red) during the summer months when a heat index (temperature/humidity index) of 100°F or greater is predicted by the National Weather Service. View some Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness.
  4. Flooding
  5. Gun Violence Prevention
  6. Mold
  7. Mpox
  8. Per- Or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  9. Potassium iodide (KI) Pill Distribution 
  10. Superfund Sites in Montgomery County