Environmental Health focuses on the relationship between people and the environment in which they live and work. We reduce the community’s exposure to hazards, diseases, and potential injury coming from the environment, which can be anything from contaminated drinking water to surfacing sewage on the ground to disease-carrying animals. We also work to promote a safe environment throughout the county.
Environmental health can take many forms. In our county, you’ll often encounter us:
- Educating the community on how to reach and maintain a safe and healthy environment,
- Assessing risk and the potential impact on community members and resources,
- Enforcing public health laws and codes to protect the community,
- Responding to concerns around waste, animals, diseases, and other environmental areas of impact, and
- Ensuring safety measures are followed in a variety of settings.