The environment is everything around us, the air we breathe, the water we drink and use, and the food we consume. It is also the chemicals, radiation, microbes, and the physical forces with which we come into contact. Environmental health programs at the local, state, and federal level work to prevent illness, disability, and death that arise from interactions between people and the environment. There are various team that work in different fields to prevent health issues due to the environment. For example, there is the food protection team, the land use team, residential services and technical services.
The land use team samples drinking water and submits it for bacterial analysis, reviews plans, soil analysis, and conducts site investigations, issues permits and evaluates new or repaired sewage management systems on spetic tanks. Also, evaluates data and property, issues permits for installation of sewage management systems on Commercial Sewage Systems. The food protection teams go to restaurants and reviews and approves plans, issues permits, and conducts ongoing inspections throughout the year. They also investigate food borne illness complaints. In Tourist accommodations they routine evaluation and inspection of hotels. Also at Temporary Event Permits they evaluates and permits food services for festivals