The physical environment in which people live is an important determinant of health. At certain levels of exposure, contaminants in our air, water, food and soil can cause a variety of adverse health effects.
In Newfoundland and Labrador professionals called Environmental Health Officers or Public Health Inspectors rely on a number of methods to protect the health of the public, such as:
- enforcement of public health protection legislation
- inspection of food establishments and public facilities
- education and health promotion (e.g., food safety, drinking water)
- investigation of illnesses
- monitoring of food, water and air quality
- investigation of environmental hazards
- advice and consultation on environmental health related matters
The field component of the environmental health program is carried out by Environmental Health Officers with the Department of Services NL. If you wish to talk to an Environmental Health Officer or wish to have an environmental health complaint or concern investigated, you should contact an office of the Government Service Centre at the location nearest you.
For more information, please contact:
P.O. Box 2005
Corner Brook, NL
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