1. Bicycle Safety

    Spring is here! The temperature outside is climbing every day, and adults and children are anxiously getting their bicycles, scooters and roller-blades ready to go out riding in the sunshine. Are they wearing their helmets?

  2. Carbon Monoxide

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas that is a by-product of burning fuel. It is the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States.

  3. Lead Poisoning

    The Madison Health Department in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Health monitors and performs follow up review of active local cases of lead poisoning in children including treatment and hazard abatement.

  4. Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is one of the most common diseases in Connecticut with numerous cases every year in Madison alone.

  5. Medicine Disposal

    In time, almost every home accumulates unwanted medicine (prescriptions and over the counter products). Getting rid of it properly is easier than many people suppose.

  6. Mosquitoes

    This year promises to be a big year for mosquitoes and the problems they bring.

  7. National Library of Medicine

    If you want information on almost any medical subject, from Acne to Yersinia, or want to access a clinical trial on celiac disease, instant access to the world’s largest medical library is only a mouse click away.

  8. Plastics & Food Storage

    View and download our Plastics Primer Fact Sheet.

  9. Rabies

    Rabies is a viral infection transmitted in the saliva of infected mammals.

  10. Radon

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that exists in soil, rock and groundwater.

  11. Waste & Hazardous Waste

    Madison has no municipal trash pick-up so residents may either contract with commercial waste haulers for regular trash and recycling service or they may dispose of their own trash at authorized locations.

  12. Winter Weather

    The onset of sudden harsh winter weather can pose a variety of cold-related health problems.