Environmental Health Services
According to the APHA, American Public Health Association, " Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their environment; promotes human health and well-being; and fosters healthy and safe communities. " Environmental Health (apha.org)
What does environmental health do for you?
Environmental health focuses on the potential for natural and man-made environments to adversely affect our health. Environmental Health investigates nuisance complaints (garbage, pollution, etc.), lead based paint hazards, human or animal rabies exposure, and other environmental hazards. Environmental Health educates or offers referrals for a variety of environmental health topics such as radon, rodent and insect infestations and lead. The Greendale Health Department provides education in several areas, found in the menu under the environmental health tab. You can look for information on animal bites, bed bugs, electromagnetic radiation, lead, mold, radon testing, and West Nile virus.
For more information on environmental topics in Wisconsin:
Radon kits are available for Greendale residents for a $10 cash deposit. The deposit is refunded when you return your results to the Health Department. For additional information, contact the Greendale Health Department at 414-423-2110.