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Health Services News

West Meadow Beach Closed

  • 17 August 2012
  • Number of views: 291
  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, says today that West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Vector Control Pesticide Management Committee Meeting Scheduled

  • 16 August 2012
  • Number of views: 176
  • Categories: Health
The Vector Control Pesticide Management Committee is composed of various county and non-county members who are charged with reviewing emerging literature on potential impacts of vector control pesticides and evaluating pesticide reduction alternatives in regard to vector control activities.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 11 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 16 August 2012
  • Number of views: 182
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at the 11 beaches listed below.  The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from yesterday’s heavy rain, will impact these areas.

Vector Control

  • 15 August 2012
  • Number of views: 179
  • Categories: Health

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Sayville Beach and Sayville Marina Park Beach Reopened

  • 15 August 2012
  • Number of views: 221
  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD,MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that the beach closures issued for Sayville Beach and Sayville Marina Park Beach have been lifted.  Results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

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