Bacteria levels elevated at Leighton Park in Palm City

An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City. Results from samples taken yesterday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria in both areas. The advisory will remain in effect until results show consistent readings in the good range. … Click here to read more

Health risks associated with drifting smoke from wildfires in Martin County

The Florida Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions against drifting smoke associated with fires burning in Martin County. Drifting smoke can cause … Click here to read more

CBS: Martin County plans health study of mercury levels in women

“Martin County health officials are planning a follow-up to a 2010 study that found elevated levels of mercury in Florida women. According to a statement, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will seek hair samples from volunteers … Click here to read more

Martin County Mosquito Control FAQs about Zika: Aerial spray map here

The suspect vector of Zika virus elsewhere is Aedes aegypti, an invasive species present in Florida that has adapted to live close to human habitats and prefers to bite humans over animals … Click here to read more

Martin County: Don’t touch blue-green algae

WPTV reports: “The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is reminding people to avoid contact with visible blue-green algae in any body of water. Recent test results from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have confirmed the presence of the toxin, microcystin … Click here to read more