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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Lake County Launches igrow Home Visiting Program for Parents

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is pleased to announce the launch of igrow Lake County, a home visiting service for expectant mothers and families with children up to age 5 who reside in Lake County. Through the volu...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity and can cause cervical cancer. More than 79 million Americans are living with HPV. Every year, approximately 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

Radon gas builds up in homes over time and can’t be seen, tasted, or smelled — making it easy for radon problems to go unnoticed. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the rado...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Recreational use of marijuana is legal in Illinois as of January 1, 2020.

Recreational use of cannabis (commonly known as marijuana) became legal in Illinois on January 1, 2020. Recreational use and possession of cannabis is only legal for adults ages 21 and older. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marij...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Results Received

The Lake County Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received initial results from the second phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ethylene Oxide in Lake County, Illinois

A second round of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) began the week of October 21, 2019 near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan. In partnership with the Lake County Health Department and Illinois Environm...

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