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2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China
DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly-emerging outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Cases have been confirmed in several other countries, including the United States.
How-To Request a Free Home Radon Test Kit from DHEC
Any home can have a radon problem. Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the number one cause among non-smokers. Learn more about Radon and how to get a test kit for your home.
Take Brain Health to Heart
Research shows that the same risk factors that affect heart health also affect brain health.
We're teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association to give you information, tools and resources about healthy eating, maintaining a healthy heart, ceasing tobacco use, and physical activity, as well as protecting your brain from injury.
E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
DHEC has reported several cases of E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). The CDC investigation spans nearly every state, involves over a thousand patients, and covers a wide variety of brands, substances, and e-cigarette or vaping products.