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