Environmental health issues include air quality, as well as drinking water and food safety.
There are numerous environmental health issues, and it is Public Health’s job to help create healthy environments in which people can live, work and play.
How environmental health fits within public health
Environmental health is the part of public health that identifies and mitigates risk in the natural and built environments that may affect human health.
Environmental health issues include air quality issues, drinking water safety and exposure to chemicals such as lead. Environmental health also provides information on health issues associated with natural hazards, such as noxious plants or the effects of climate change on residents in our communities.
Public Health aims to prevent the spread of disease and to work with community partners to create healthy environments.
What is the Public Health’s role?
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has many teams that work to deliver public health programs and services. The Environmental Health Division works to provide, protect and promote healthy environments.
Some of the programs and services delivered under the Environmental Health Division include:
- air quality
- drinking water
- extreme weather
- food safety
- recreational water
- vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus or Lyme disease
For more information on the activities of the Environmental Health Division speak to a public health inspector at Public Health Sudbury & Districts by calling 705.522.9200 or toll-free at 1.866.522.9200.
This item was last modified on October 24, 2018