About Us

What is Environmental Health?

Environmental health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness as well as promoting well being through:

  • Identifying and evaluation environmental sources and hazardous agents
  • Limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical and biological agents in air, water, soil, food and other environmental media or settings
  • Minimizing ecological impacts that maintain ecological balances essential to long-term human health and the environment

Environmental Health Programs May Include:

  • Food Protection
  • Onsite Wastewater System Installation and Repair
  • Drinking Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste
  • Childcare Sanitation
  • Recreational Water Quality
  • Tattoo and Body Piercing Sanitation
  • Zoonotic Diseases (West Nile Virus, Plague, Relapsing Fever, HantaVirus, etc.)
  • Disaster Sanitation/Emergency Response
  • Land Use
  • Built Environment

CEHA Sustaining Members