What is Environmental Health?
Environmental Health is an aspect of public health that focuses on the interaction of people in an environment. Environmental Health is responsible for preventing illness and disease within the community. The way Environmental Health helps to prevent illness and disease is by enforcing various rules and regulations that help to reduce potential exposure to various illnesses and diseases. Some examples of how we help to prevent disease and illness are:
- Conducting inspections of various food establishments to ensure proper food handling is occurring.
- Permitting and inspecting Onsite Sewage Systems to make sure ground water contamination and other health hazards are prevented.
- Monitoring and preventing Vector-bourne Diseases.