Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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For cleaner air and water and a more attractive environment, the Solid Waste Management program ensures the proper storage and disposal of solid waste. Solid waste refers to what we throw away each day in our cities and towns. It includes all kinds of garbage, yard waste, old appliances, used furniture, and just about anything else you can think of that people throw away at home, schools, and businesses.

The efforts of the Solid Waste Management program contribute to fewer public nuisances and safety hazards. It minimizes the presence of flies, rodents, and other vermin related to the potential for spread of disease. This includes the permitting and operation of landfills, transfer stations, composting, and materials recovery facilities.

The Medical Waste Management program regulates hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities to make sure the waste is properly handled and stored so that people are protected from exposure to potentially dangerous organisms.

If you operate a facility that handles solid waste or that generates medical waste, see the “Permits” section under the Resources tab.