Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

Does DEH test for H2S at landfill?

| 05/09/2019 | 4 Comments

Does the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) regularly test for carbons or hydrogen sulphide at the landfill? I read an article that children should not be within 5km of a landfill due to toxic pollutants in the air which is of great concern.   Auntie’s answer: First of all, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) smells like rotten eggs, […]

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Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

Are there rules for leaving garbage out?

| 03/09/2019 | 10 Comments

I have noticed a few things when the garbage trucks come in the morning to pick up the trash in my neighbourhood. If the trash bins are not outside the enclosure, they don’t bother emptying them and if they do, they don’t put them back where they belong and instead just leave them lying around by […]

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Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

Is flesh-eating disease a concern here?

| 23/07/2019 | 22 Comments

We are hearing numerous reports of people getting infected by the bacteria causing necrotising fasciitis (known as the flesh-eating disease) in the warm coastal waters of the US. Grateful if you could tell us what the DoE, DEH and government health officials are doing to regularly check the bacteria counts in our much-used coastal waters. […]

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How can I complain about truck noise?

How can I complain about truck noise?

| 03/06/2019 | 10 Comments

I live near the entrance of a quarry, and the amount of noise of the trucks make is quite amazing. I’ve been told that many of them have been intentionally modified to make them louder, as well as their culture of greeting one another with horn blasts, and using jake brakes. Is there anything that […]

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How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

| 07/05/2019 | 16 Comments

I was disturbed to read a recently published article which said high levels of faecal bacteria were found in water at public beaches in East End and North Side in October 2018. The report also said that the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) does not have the necessary staff or equipment available to regularly test […]

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