What is Environmental Health?
Environmental health is the branch of public health concerned with monitoring or mitigating factors in the environment that affect human health and disease. Environmental health focuses on educating the public, enforcing public health laws, and investigating environmental health hazards in the community.
Many environmental health services are mandated state programs that are carried out by Registered Sanitarians. Sanitarians are licensed environmental health specialists who investigate public health and safety issues in workplaces, food preparation facilities, and other environments that impact public health.
To file a formal complaint regarding an environmental health issue in Shelby, click here.