The scale of vehicle residency in King County has nearly quadrupled in a decade, from 881 to 3,372 people sleeping in a car, RV, school bus, truck or van.
Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility were also among the signatories.
Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung disease are especially sensitive to wildfire smoke.
Public health departments regularly employ traditional shoe-leather detective work to track and control outbreaks.
Eight ways to stay safe this summer.
Excerpted from a post by Public Health – Seattle & King County From 2012 – 2016, almost three quarters of deaths by firearm in King County residents were suicides. Middle-aged and older adults and men overall have higher firearm suicide…
Almost half (48%) of injuries to commuters on rental scooters involve a head trauma, and 15% are traumatic brain injuries.
Thirteen people were contaminated with a radioactive material, Cesium-137. No contamination was released outside of the area and there is no risk to the public.
A record number of homeless people — 918 last year alone — are dying across Los Angeles County. Deaths now outpace the growth of the homeless population.
Twenty-four of 39 Washington state counties have passed resolutions opposing the state’s gun law.
King Count has had total of nine cases in less than a year. Typically, we see no more than five.
Public health officials warn that these diseases can easily jump beyond the homeless population.