Public Health news
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.
Beaches from Three Tree Point south to Pierce County line closed for shellfish harvesting
Puget Sound beaches from Three Tree Point south to Pierce County line closed for shellfish harvesting due to detection of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP). Health officials remind harvesters to always check to see if a beach is approved and open for recreational harvest before collecting shellfish.
Acetylfentanyl-laced cocaine may have killed two in King County
Two deaths may be related to cocaine laced with acetylfentanyl, a potentially deadly synthetic drug. Health officials are warning residents not to use cocaine.