Environmental Health


What is Environmental health?

Environmental health is a part of public health that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being and fosters healthy and safe communities. Our Environmental Health Specialist works at reducing chemical and other environmental exposures in air, water, soil and food through community outreach and education. List below are issues handled by the Environmental Health Specialist:


Air & Water Quality 


FREE RADON TESTING KITS available at the Health Department. Call the Iowa County Health Department (608-930-9870) for more information.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas from the ground and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. 1 in 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels. You cannot see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. 

If your radon levels are high, a contractor can help fix it. Click this link https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/radon/radon-proficiency.htm for a list of certified measurement or mitigation contractors in Wisconsin.


 Radon Information for Wisconsin | Wisconsin Department of Health Services


WATER TEST KITS AVAILABLE. Contact the Iowa County Health Department at 608-930-9870 if you are in need of a kit. It is recommended to test annually. For more information about well water testing, click here: Well Testing | Wells | Private Water Systems | Drinking Water | Healthy Water | CDC

Lead Hazards
 Educational materials are available - Any type of inspection is based on the environmentalists, need to basis. 
Click here for more information

Bed Bugs  

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Landscape Hazards 
 Collections are held to rid the landscape of hazards such as tires & mercury

Human Health Hazards
 Investigations may take place to make sure that our residents are living in safe conditions

Mosquito & Arboviral Control
Education on prevention and treatment are available

Asbestos & Mold
 Educational materials are available - Any type of inspection is based on the environmentalists, need to basis.

Public Health Nuisance
Investigates and addresses public health nuisances, and enforce the public health nuisance ordinance.

Flood Safety
 Educational materials are available





General Information
Phone Numbers
(608) 930-9870
Emergencies: Dial 911
303 W. Chapel St.
Suite 2200

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm