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15
SEP

Recreational shellfish harvest closure expanded
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at dangerously high levels around Vashon-Maury Island, leading to the closure of the recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

14
SEP

King County Board of Health meeting on September 15, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 9/15/16. Topics on the agenda include possible action on a resolution pertaining to protecting people from papillomavirus-associated cancers, and briefings on Human Papillomavirus prevention and on the health of King County with a focus on health disparities.

31
AUG

Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed the Harbor to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

20
JUL

King County Board of Health meeting on July 21, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 7/21/16. Topics on the agenda include potential action on a resolution calling for meaningful actions to address lead poisoning and support for efforts to eliminate lead poisoning in King County and a briefing regarding a gun violence prevention program and Public Health approaches to firearm suicide prevention.

10
JUN

King County Board of Health meeting on June 16, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 6/16/16. Topics on the agenda include discussion on suicide prevention, pesticides in cannabis and a briefing on proposed service model and fee for the On-Site Sewage Program.

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