January is Radon Awareness Month
See Attached BBHD Press Release
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is INVISIBLE, ODORLESS, TASTELESS, & TOXIC. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
If you are a Burlington resident and are interested in having your home tested for Radon at no charge please click on the link for an application.
A Message from the Director of Health
Welcome to our web site! We are adding additional features daily, but we invite you to explore our site at any time. Please use the search box to the right on each page to search for specific information. Also, go to the bottom of this page for more tips!
The Health District is Recruiting Volunteers for Public Health Emergency Preparedness.
BBHD is responsible for emergency disease outbreak response Bristol and Burlington. During an emergency such as an epidemic of Influenza, the federal and state government may declare a Public Health Emergency. This might also be true if a terrorist group releases a dangerous bacteria or virus. The local Health Departments in Connecticut have plans in place to provide emergency protective measures such as vaccinations or medicines to ward off illnesses before they strike.
In order to do this, your local health department – Bristol-Burlington Health District –has developed a “Point of Distribution Plan” using Health District staff, volunteers and a local school as a Point of Distribution (POD) or “Clinic”. Supplies from federal Stockpiles will come to Connecticut and be distributed to local PODs by the state Health Department. This may take up to 24 hours. In the meantime, local health departments will organized their PODs and staff them with our employees and volunteers from the public (our city and town residents). The immunizations or pills must be distributed to our city and town residents within a matter of very few days! Our local health department will need many volunteers to help with the distribution, and BBHD is recruiting volunteers to help our staff. Prior experience is not necessary, nor is medical knowledge. A willingness to help our community and some time to give are all that are needed. A volunteer must be at least 18 years old.
If interested in volunteering in a Public Health emergency, and helping out during training drills, please contact BBHD with name, address, age, telephone number, cellphone number.
We are adding new addresses to our on-line records . You can now look for most Burlington septic system and private well records. Look to the right of this page to “E-search” and click on “Click Here!” to bring you to our digitalized site. Since this is an ongoing project, not all records will become immediately available.
Please Click here to read more about this.
As always, please feel free to contact members of the BBHD staff with your ideas and concerns. Our phone number is (860) 584-7682. We look forward to your calls!
Marco Palmeri, M.P.H., R.S.
Director of Health