Air Quality Health Advisories

Air Quality Health Advisories for blowing dust and ozone are in effect for Tuesday, April 17. It is recommended that people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion. 

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Health recommendations for wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke can worsen symptoms for sensitive populations. We recommend individuals in affected areas reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion especially those with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children.

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Skunk Rabies in El Paso County

For general information and questions about skunk rabies and skunk sightings, call COHELP at 1-877-462-2911. COHELP's hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 

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Report a Foodborne Illness

Have you ever become ill from something you ate wondered what made you sick? El Paso County Public Health launched a new online complaint system to help investigate illnesses related to food. Report your foodborne illness today!

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Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

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Air Quality Health Advisories

Air Quality Health Advisories for blowing dust and ozone are in effect for Tuesday, April 17. It is recommended that people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion. 

Read More

Health recommendations for wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke can worsen symptoms for sensitive populations. We recommend individuals in affected areas reduce prolonged or heavy indoor and outdoor exertion especially those with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children.

Read More

Skunk Rabies in El Paso County

For general information and questions about skunk rabies and skunk sightings, call COHELP at 1-877-462-2911. COHELP's hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 

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Report a Foodborne Illness

Have you ever become ill from something you ate wondered what made you sick? El Paso County Public Health launched a new online complaint system to help investigate illnesses related to food. Report your foodborne illness today!

Read More

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in Fountain, Widefield, Security

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

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About El Paso County Public Health

Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.